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Back to the House
CBS Renews Big Brother for Season 23
From the Futon Critic

CBS has renewed the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER for its 23rd season to be broadcast in summer 2021. Julie Chen Moonves will return as host. But first, BIG BROTHER: ALL STARS' two-hour live season finale event airs tonight (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Since its premiere on CBS in the summer of 2000, BIG BROTHER continues to be one of television's top-rated summer series in young demographics.

Summer-to-date, the Wednesday and Thursday episodes are tops in key demos among all broadcasts. On digital platforms, the BIG BROTHER Live Feeds are up double-digit percentage points over last season in both total streams and time spent. Across social, season-to-date, BIG BROTHER: ALL STARS is experiencing a +75% increase in linear social interactions compared to last season (episode 1 through episode 36) (according to Nielsen Social).

"At BIG BROTHER, we always say 'expect the unexpected,' but 2020 gave us our biggest challenge to date! We could not be prouder of the entire team who delivered a fantastic season under such extreme circumstances," said Mitch Graham, Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment. "It feels fitting for this unprecedented season to conclude with an announcement of the show's return next summer."

THe FUton Critic
TV Line

Deadline
Deadline

posted 10/28/2020

DAncing with More Stars
Craig Robinson to Host "The Masked Dancer" for Fox
From the Futon Critic

This December, FOX takes TV's #1 show and adds a little twist. Based on the smash hit FOX series THE MASKED SINGER and inspired by a popular segment featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," all-new celebrity competition series THE MASKED DANCER will be hosted by comedian Craig Robinson. Joining the show as panelists are THE MASKED SINGER and I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE'S Ken Jeong, world-famous choreographer and singer Paula Abdul, actor and the former "Giraffe" Mask on THE MASKED SINGER Brian Austin Green and actress and singer Ashley Tisdale.

THE MASKED DANCER will feature celebrity contestants shaking their tail feathers, while covered from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes and face masks, leaving audiences to guess their identities. Costumed celebrities will be joined on stage by masked partners and back-up dancers, as they perform a series of dances together; spanning from hip-hop to salsa, jazz to tap dancing and more. When it comes to dance styles, the sky is the limit.

Each week, a series of clues will be sprinkled throughout packages, costumes and routines, leading the panelists one step closer to figuring out which famous faces are freestyling behind the masks. Between all of the celebrity competitors on the show, they've amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy(R) Award wins, 20 Grammy(R) Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances. Guest judges and premiere date to be announced soon.

"We've begun filming THE MASKED DANCER with incredible new talent on both sides of the mask, and can't wait to share the series with viewers," said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment. "Craig Robinson is hilarious as always in his role as host, and Ken, Brian, Ashley and Paula are the perfect blend of personalities to lead our awesomely weird world of masks into a whole new genre!"

THE MASKED DANCER is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television and is based on the South Korean format, THE MASKED SINGER, created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp. James Breen, Craig Plestis, Dan Martin and Ellen DeGeneres are executive producers of the series. Breen will serve as showrunner. "Like" THE MASKED DANCER on Facebook at facebook.com/maskeddancerfox. Follow the series on Twitter @maskeddancerfox and join the conversation using #TheMaskedDancer. Check out photos and videos on Instagram @maskeddancerfox.

THe FUton Critic
TV Line

Deadline
THe Wrap

posted 10/28/2020

TUESDAY: TPIR@Night: The Return
World Series Wins for Fox
From CBS News

With unbridled enthusiasm and unchecked affection, contestants have always been the stars of "The Price is Right." More than 2 million exuberant fans have taken part in the show.

But those fans will be mostly missing when the show returns with new episodes this week, after going on hiatus in March due to the pandemic.

For the first time, "The Price is Right" will be without an audience. And that's not the only big change. Host Drew Carey is debuting a new look, sporting a beard.

"To be honest, a lot of this stuff about COVID, if you haven't been sick, it's kind of been a little bit of a blessing in disguise to be shut down so much," Carey told "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson. "Because I had a lot of time for introspection. A lot of spiritual growth this summer. Part of me wanted to reflect it with a different look. So let me just grow a beard and see what it looks like. And then I liked it when it came out and I kept it."

Restarting production took months of planning. The set was reconfigured to add social distance, crew members wearing masks work in zones. Safety protocols include cleaning and testing. But executive producer and showrunner Evelyn Warfel, says one thing was not-negotiable.

"If you don't hear George [Gray, the show's announcer] say 'Come on down!' at the top of the show, it's not 'The Price Is Right,'" Warfel said. "So I think for us the biggest challenge was how are we going to do a 'Come On Down' without an audience. And we struggled with that."

"You have the signature line. There still is the 'Come On Down,'" Jacobson said to Carey. "Yeah, yeah. I haven't been backstage to look but I've been told about it," Carey said. "They unhook their ears and they hold their mask over their face. And if they hear their name, they throw the mask down and run out. So they're just as surprised.".

FOX (10.255 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) took home top honors on Tuesday with its concluding coverage of the "World Series, Game 6" (10.255 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

NBC (7.191 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) scored the silver with a new "The Voice" (7.440 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) followed by the return of "This Is Us" (7.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and a second "This Is Us" (6.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.397 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "The Bachelorette" (4.345 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) alongside repeats of "The Conners" (1.802 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) and "Black-ish" (1.201 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.801 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its special trio of "The Price Is Right at Night" (4.928 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Let's Make a Deal Primetime" (3.952 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and "The FBI Declassified" (2.522 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.699 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "Swamp Thing" (0.916 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Tell Me a Story" (0.482 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

On cable...
- Chopped (Food): 798k/0.19
- The Misery Index (TBS): 490k/0.15

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THe FUton Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 10/28/2020

It's About to Go Down...
Report: Changing f the "Bachelorette" Guard Next Week
From the WRap

ABC dropped a promo for next week's episode of "The Bachelorette" Season 16 after Tuesday's installment, promising "Bachelor" Nation will finally get answers about the rumored exit of Clare Crawley and entrance of Tayshia Adams, which would mark the first time in franchise history that a leading lady was replaced in the middle of a season.

In the clip, which you can view below, host Chris Harrison says to a crying Crawley, "The path we're on right now, it doesn't end well, for anybody." She responds that she's "waited so long for this" and he says, "OK, you've just blown up 'The Bachelorette.'"

The video then cuts to the men freaking out about Clare is "gone" and they don't know what's going on and begin taking it out on each other.

"I'll apologize if I wasted your time. I'll apologize if I hurt you," Clare says, standing before her suitors as they question why they are there.

The Wrap

Reality TV World

posted 10/28/2020

Order Up!
truTV GReenlights "Fast Foodies"
From Deadline

TruTV has ordered 10 episodes of Fast Foodies, a cooking competition series with Top Chef winners Kristen Kish and Jeremy Ford and Iron Chef winner Justin Sutherland who attempt to recreate a celebrity guest's favorite fast food item.

Celebrity guests including Joel McHale, James Van Der Beek, Andy Richter and Amanda Seales challenge the chefs with double burgers, Hawaiian pizza, sausage muffins and other fast food favorites, all to win the "Chompionship Trophy." Also guesting will be Ron Funches, Charlotte McKinney, Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme, Fortune Feimster, GaTa and Bobby Lee.

"This show is equal parts food, comedy and raucous debauchery," said Corie Henson, executive vice president, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT, and truTV. "The stakes have never been lower, but it's a blast to spend the night with Kristen, Jeremy and Justin, and you'll never look at your favorite fast food the same way again after seeing the works of art these three culinary geniuses are creating every week."

Executive producer Michael Rucker called the series "a cooking show where the food is relatable and inspirational while also being hilarious and not full of itself."

Fast Foodies is produced by Shed Media, with Dan Peirson and Lisa Shannon serving as executive producers, along with Michael Rucker and Julie Golden. Rucker also serves as showrunner.

Deadline

posted 10/28/2020

Wednesday Lightning Round
... or "They Played"

  • LIST ABUSE: 10 celebrities who appeared on game shows before their big break (THe Things)

  • "Survivor" heads to Netflix... well, two season of it. (Gold Derby)

  • TVS acquires Super Pay Cards! (PR.com)

  • Terry Crews salutes American Valor (Deadline)

  • Ryan Phillippe has some words for Ellen (NZ Herald)

posted 10/28/2020

SYNDIES: Week 6
Results for the Week Ending October 18
From TV Newscheck

Shrugging off a bevy of large-market preemptions that stymied much of daytime, popular sophomore Kelly Clarkson was the only talk show in the plus column for the session ending Oct. 18, surging 13% from the week before to a 0.9 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.

In prime access time periods, Family Feud added 4% to a 5.5 to lead the game shows and all of syndication. Jeopardy recovered 9% to a 5.0, and Wheel of Fortune accelerated 7% to a 4.8.

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.

GAME SHOWS
- Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.5 +4%
- Jeopardy (CTD) 5.0 +9%
- Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 4.8 +7%
- 25 Words or Less (Fox) 0.8 NC
- Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 +20%


TV Newscheck

NextTV
The Wrap

posted 10/27/2020

MONDAY: Three-Way!
Audience Splits Among Three Reality Franchises
From the Futon Critic

NBC (6.140 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was still the most-watched network on Monday thanks to "The Voice" (7.348 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Weakest Link" (3.725 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

ABC (5.264 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) shared in the demo honrs with fresh installments of "Dancing with the Stars" (6.080 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Emergency Call" (3.631 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was CBS (1.852 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with a new "Big Brother 22" (3.761 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) alongside the special "Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event" (0.819 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8), "One Day at a Time" (0.967 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) and another "One Day at a Time" (0.984 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.527 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up originals from "LA's Finest" (1.673 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #6) and "Filthy Rich" (1.381 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #7).

And finally, The CW (0.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.110 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.960 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.838 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8).

On Monday cable....
- Halloween Baking Championship (SF/Food): 1.307m/0.30

The Futon Critic

SHowbuzz Daily
Deadline

posted 10/27/2020

WEEKEND: ... Okay, So That Happened.
Drivers of Sunday Traffic: Baseball, Football, 60 Minutes
From the Futon Critic

NBC (10.436 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) held off the competition on Sunday with its mix of "Football Night in America #1" (5.494 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8), "Football Night in America #2" (7.683 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5), "Football Night in America #3" (10.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "Sunday Night Football" (12.012 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #T1).

FOX (7.159 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) took home the silver with its telecast of the "World Series, Game 5 Pre-Game" (6.400 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and the primetime portion of "World Series, Game 5" (7.411 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Next up was CBS (7.876 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun" (16.726 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #T1), "60 Minutes" (15.629 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4), a repeat "The Neighborhood" (7.362 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and the feature "Scream" (1.916 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.665 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11), "Supermarket Sweep" (3.553 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (3.438 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Card Sharks" (2.241 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

And finally, a new "Pandora" (0.344 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.446 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.577 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) on The CW (0.428 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night.

FOX (5.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the network to beat on Friday with its telecast of the "World Series, Game 3" (5.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

ABC (3.180 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) took home the silver with its duo of "Shark Tank" (3.755 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "20/20" (2.893 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.630 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with a special "Big Brother 22" (2.995 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), a new "Undercover Boss" (2.208 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and a repeat "Blue Bloods" (2.686 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (1.953 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.635 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) plus "Dateline NBC" (2.589 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

And finally, "Masters of Illusion" (0.704 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), a repeat "Masters of Illusion" (0.590 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9), "World's Funniest Animals" (0.703 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and a repeat "World's Funniest Animals" (0.738 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) on The CW (0.684 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

On Saturday cable....
- Nickelodeon's Unfiltered (Nick): 488k/0.14


The Futon Critic
The Futon Critic

SHowbuzz Daily
SHowbuzz Daily

posted 10/27/2020

Tuesday Lightning Round
... or "Holy Opening Number!"

  • VIDEO WALL: LMAD begins its primetime show with a bang (Us Weekly)

  • Blake Shelton FINALLY puts a ring on Gwen Stefani (Reality TV World), Miranda Lambert unavailable for comment (Talent Recap)

  • Kaitlyn Bristowe crushed by Carrie Ann Inaba's critiques. (The Wrap)

  • Tyra Banks has something for her haters... (Extra)

  • Pat Sajak just wants to be the Sexiest Man Alive (Yahoo!)

  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Ken JEnnings (Cheddar)

posted 10/27/2020

Buddy Valastro to Return to Discovery Networks
Catch "Buddy vs. Christmas", Which Was Filmed Before His Accident
From The Futon Critic

Buddy Valastro embarks on an extraordinary new Christmas-themed competition on Food Network as he goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists on Buddy vs. Christmas, premiering on Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm ET/PT. It's bakers vs. makers as their skills are tested in each of the four episodes, as Buddy and his team of bakers goes up against an award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, an animatronics expert, and a Lego builder. With only 24 hours to capture the spirit of the holidays with their creations, the one that rises to the top with their elaborate design will be crowned winner. From life-size gingerbread houses and snow globes, to incredible toys including drivable sleigh cakes and action figures, and to Santa's workshop complete with talking reindeer, each creation brings holiday enchantment to life! "

As the Cake Boss, Buddy has mastered the creation of gigantic, life-sized, and incredibly realistic cakes. Now, viewers will be captivated as he takes on his most difficult challenge yet by competing against master builders and expert crafters - it's cake creations vs. real build designs on Buddy vs. Christmas," said Courtney White, President, Food Network. "Audiences will be stunned by the remarkable Christmas designs in each episode, with all their spectacular details and special effects, making each one more impressive than the last."

The cake designs on Buddy vs. Christmas were some of the last cake's Buddy constructed, as the series was filmed prior to a recent accident at his home, where his right hand was impaled, and he was rushed into emergency surgery. TLC's two-hour special following Buddy's road to recovery premiering on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9pm ET/PT, follows the dramatic events as they transpired in real time with footage captured immediately after the incident. It's a long, emotional journey, from Buddy's multiple surgeries, to his family anxiously waiting at the hospital, to grueling physical therapy, and to his first days back at the job. As business deadlines loom, commitments for over-the-top cakes stack up, and the holiday season around the corner, the stakes couldn't be higher. But above all, Buddy faces the ultimate question: Can you still be the Cake Boss if you can't make cakes?

"Buddy is like family to all of us at TLC, so we are thrilled and relieved for him that he is on the road to recovery following his accident," said Howard Lee, President and General Manager, TLC. "Knowing Buddy's determination and spirit, it's no surprise that he would give it his all in the hopes of returning back to normal. We are proud to document his journey as part of this special."

The Futon Critic

posted 10/26/2020

Chasers to Be Beat Down Under
"Beat the Chasers Australia" Begins November 1 on 7
From TV Blackbox

The greatest quiz brains will take on Australia's most formidable brainiacs … all at once!

To be hosted by Andrew O'Keefe, Beat The Chasers is hoping to build on the dominance of evening gameshow, The Chase. Uniting their quiz superpowers – THE SHARK, THE SUPERNERD, THE TIGER MUM and GOLIATH – should be unbeatable. But can they defeat the best of Australia's esteemed quiz royalty?

The contestants will face former champions from popular game shows including; The Chase Australia Winner, a Who wants to be a Millionaire Champion, a Sale of the Century World Record Winner, and a Temptation Winner.

Beat The Chasers was a huge hit when it aired on the UK's largest commercial broadcaster ITV. Angus Ross, Seven's Network Programming Director, said: "The Chase has proven unbeatable at 5.00pm, so we can't wait to supersize it with Beat The Chasers. The prize money is bigger than ever before in each round, and it builds to a thrilling, high-stakes finale."

"We're excited to see some of the country's best brains test themselves against a formidable line-up of Chasers, with all the fun, tension and play-along we love – but dialled up to eleven."

BEAT THE CHASERS premieres this Sunday November 1 at 7pm on Channel 7

TV Blackbox
Daily Mail

posted 10/26/2020

Holey Moley! Crikey!
Australian Version to Bow February
From TV Blackbox

It's mini-golf, but not as you know it!

Teeing off early in 2021, mini-golf lovers from around Australia will compete head-to-head on an unparalleled, larger-than-life obstacle mini-golf course (aka a mini golfer's wonderland). They'll face out- of-this-world make or break putts, insane physical challenges and unimaginable distractions while they attempt to complete the course to reach the daunting final hole.

Seven has indicated Holey Moley will premiere early in 2021 with the network's director of programming, Angus Ross recently telling TV Blackbox; "It feels like its the right sort of counter-programming against MAFS, and I'm guessing The Amazing Race on 10, really, really family-friendly, big-scale entertainment."

Seven's Director of Production, Andrew Backwell adding the network is unashamedly targeting kids with the new format; "Kids are not watching Married At First Sight, well they shouldn't be."

"If you can get kids, you get family viewing and suddenly you have that broad family audience. I personally think it's (Holey Moley) a really good alternative."

Aussie golfing legend Greg Norman will serve as the Resident Golf Pro of the epic Holey Moley course with American actor/comedian Rob Riggle (Saturday Night Live, The Hangover, Step Brothers, The Other Guy) sharing commentating honours with 7NEWS sports anchor Matt Shirvington.

In between ducking golf balls, host Sonia Kruger will attempt to keep everyone on course. Who will take home the $100,000, and the coveted Holey Moley plaid jacket?

Holey Moley is expected to premiere early February on Seven.

TV Blackbox

posted 10/26/2020

Monday Lightning Round
... or "Dancing Wounded"

  • Cheryl Burke wangs her head in practice, to dance tonight (Deadline)

  • RuPaul lands Cosmo, Christmas (Out)

  • YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS $#*! UP! You ever wonder how Xbox fans get from online quiz to "OMG 1 VS 100 REBOOT"? Here's the science. (Metro)

  • VIDEO WALL: It wouldn't be a proper Family Fortunes without a WHAT KIND OF EFFERY IS THIS? moment. Well, here you go, Gino. Welcome to the family. (Birmingham Mail)

  • Jamie Foxx loses his sister (Yahoo!)

  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with a woman who says she's The Body (Extra.ie)

posted 10/26/2020

Quibi to Shutter December 1
Productions Remain in Limbo
From TV Line

A day after Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announced their "clear-eyed" decision to shutter the six-month-old star-studded mobile subscription-video platform, Quibi has declared that December 1 will be its "last day of service."

"Quibi has made the difficult decision to wind down," said a self-described "end of service announcement" today on the FAQ section of the platform. "We anticipate that the service will end streaming on or about December 1, 2020. We appreciate the support we have received from our customers and want to thank you for giving us an opportunity to entertain you. If you have any questions or need assistance in any way, please contact us at help@quibi.com."

The decision comes after months of struggles for the platform, including download viewership numbers that were lower than expected. The service was also facing a lawsuit from media company Eko, which claimed Quibi was violating patents.

Katzenberg and Quibi CEO Meg Whitman posted an open letter confirming that "we are winding down the business and looking to sell its content and technology assets" and explaining that the streamer ultimately failed either "because the idea itself wasn't strong enough to justify a standalone streaming service or because of our timing."

Quibi — short for "quick bites" — debuted in April and offered original programming in the form of five-to-10-minute chapters. Free 90-day trials were offered for a limited time at launch, while monthly subscriptions cost $4.99 (with ads) and $7.99 (without ads). One of Quibi's immediate obstacles, though, was the coronavirus pandemic, which kept millions of viewers home from their daily commutes, thus reducing the amount of time spent watching TV on their mobile devices. Quibi eventually allowed users to watch content on their TVs via Chromecast and Apple TV.

There's currently no word on what will become of Quibi's original series. Several projects — including the Liam Hemsworth drama Most Dangerous Game and a revival of Reno 911! — already had been renewed, but it's unclear if any projects will move to another platform, or perhaps get turned into full-length series at another streamer.

TV Line

DEadline
THe Wrap

CNet
Deadline
THe Wrap
THe Wrap

Barrons
Deadline
THe Wrap

posted 10/23/2020

THURSDAY: Moderate Success
Fox Splits Networks on Debate Coverage
From the Futon Critic

FOX (7.006 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) led the demo race on Thursday with telecasts of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.351 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) and "Thursday Night Football" (6.937 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1).

ABC (7.612 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its duo of "Trump vs Biden: The Final Presidential Debate - A Special Edition of 20/20" (5.180 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Final Presidential Debate - Your Voice Your Vote 2020" (8.827 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3).

Next up was NBC (6.773 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) with its own "Decision 2020: Pre-Debate Special" (4.219 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "NBC News: Presidential Debate #2" (8.050 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.472 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up "Big Brother 22" (4.340 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) alongside "CBS News: The Second Presidential Debate" (4.538 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

And finally, originals from "Supernatural" (0.925 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) and "The Outpost" (0.464 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) rounded out the night on The CW (0.694 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

The Futon Critic

SHowbuzz Daily

posted 10/23/2020

Happy Friday Lightning Round
... or "Laughing Matter"

  • BBC comics take on their ITV counterparts for Children in Need (Beyond The Joke)

  • Grant Imahara to be honored with STEM foundation in his name (Deadline)

  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with a woman who says she's The Body (Extra.ie)

posted 10/23/2020

WEDNESDAY: Tied at 1
Fox Wins on World Series
From the Futon Critic

FOX (7.221 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) remained on top on Wednesday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 2" (7.221 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

ABC (3.550 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the silver draw thanks to the return of "The Goldbergs" (4.363 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), another "The Goldbergs" (3.770 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Conners" (4.763 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Black-ish" (3.039 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) plus a new "The Con" (2.681 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

Next up was CBS (3.030 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments of "Big Brother 22" (4.127 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) adn "The Amazing Race 32" (3.229 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) alongside a repeat "SWAT" (1.735 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.843 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up the relocated "The Wall" (3.520 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.505 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.732 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) wrapped the night with its duo of "Devils" (0.699 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Coroner" (0.765 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12).

On cable Wednesday...
- Guy's Grocery Games Delivery (Food): 944k/0.20 850k/0.26


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SHowbuzz Daily

posted 10/22/2020

The Cube Rolls in Atlanta
WarnerMedia Begins Production on D-Wade Version
From Atlanta Journal Constitution

WarnerMedia is shooting a new game show "The Cube" in Atlanta hosted by NBA Legend Dwyane Wade.

"The press release did not identify where the game show will actually land, though it could potentially air on HBO Max, TNT, truTV and/or TBS," reports AJC writer Rodney Ho.

The original British version featured individuals. This revamp will highlight pairs of contestants who must demonstrate skill, nerve and determination inside a glass box ("The Cube") as they attempt seemingly simple physical tasks. Many of the challenges in Britain featured balls. Working against the clock, each pair has nine lives to complete seven games, each worth an increasing amount of money, as they move closer to the jackpot.

The ten-episode, 60-minute series is slated to premiere next year.

The updated series will introduce a "helping-hand" component, a call-to-action for Wade to enter "The Cube" and compete on behalf of the contestant.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Newsbreak

posted 10/22/2020

New York Reunited
Stunt Part of "Throwback Thanksgiving"
From the Futon Critic

VH1 today announced reunion specials of its hit series I Love New York airing on Monday, November 23rd at 8:00pm ET/PT, followed by Hollywood Exes on Tuesday, November 24th at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

Reality TV queen Tiffany "New York" Pollard is returning to the small screen to look back on her wild journey finding love on the iconic reality hit I Love New York. In this one-hour special of I Love New York: Reunited, Pollard and some of her most memorable flings will revisit the show's greatest moments, break down the biggest heartbreaks, and dive into how the cast members' lives have evolved through the years.

As part of VH1's "Throwback Thanksgiving" marathon, fans can catch up on previous seasons of I Love New York and Hollywood Exes leading up to premiere, starting Monday, November 23rd at 9:00am ET/PT.

The Futon Critic

posted 10/22/2020

Thursday Lightning Round
... or "Real Reality?"

  • Tyra Banks blasts claims that "Real Housewives" were banned from "Dancing with the Stars" (The Wrap)

  • Speaking of "Dancing", Sean Spicer hasn't learned his lesson about pushing send on Twitter (The Wrap)

  • "The Chase" Celebrity gets hammered by Ofcom complaints (MSN)

  • Michael Strahan's rocky road from football to GMA, Pyramid (Metro)

posted 10/22/2020

TUESDAY: Dodgers, 1-0
Fox Wins on World Series
From the Futon Critic

FOX (7.223 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) pulled in front on Tuesday thanks to its coverage of the "World Series, Game 1" (7.223 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

NBC (6.404 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) was the silver draw with night two of "The Voice" (7.454 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and a new "Transplant" (4.304 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was ABC (3.323 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with a new "The Bachelorette" (4.091 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) alongside an encore of "Supermarket Sweep" (1.788 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.558 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (4.358 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "FBI" (3.456 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) plus a new "The FBI Declassified" (2.859 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, The CW (0.551 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "Swamp Thing" (0.723 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9) and "Tell Me a Story" (0.379 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9).

On cable Monday...
- Chopped (Food): 944k/0.20
- The Misery Index (TBS): 653k/0.22


The Futon Critic

SHowbuzz Daily

posted 10/21/2020

Wednesday Lightning Round
... or ".. or Forever Hold Your Peace"

  • #ICYMI: Clare Crawley's awkward silence (The Wrap)

  • Ann Widdecombe commented on "Strictly's" first same-sex couple, and then Twitter happened (AOL UK)

  • Lil Rel Howery named head of comedy of Kweli TV (Black Girl Nerds)

  • Peter Dickison watches something he shouldn't have (Metro)

posted 10/21/2020


CBS/Fremantle

Back to the Marketplace
"Let's Make a Deal" Begins Production; Nighttime Specials Coming
From the Futon Critic

CBS' top-rated daytime game shows, THE PRICE IS RIGHT hosted by Drew Carey and LET'S MAKE A DEAL hosted by Wayne Brady, will each have three new themed primetime specials to be broadcast in October, November and December 2020. THE PRICE IS RIGHT primetime specials will air on Tuesday, Oct. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and another date to be announced. LET'S MAKE A DEAL makes its primetime debut Tuesday, Oct. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by an episode on Monday, Dec. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the third special to be announced at a later date.

In addition to both shows revealing newly redesigned, socially distanced sets, LET'S MAKE A DEAL will feature a virtual wall with contestants from across the country and prizing that's bigger than anything the show has seen in its 57-year run. Also, traders will have a shot at winning $100K hidden in golden envelopes throughout each special.

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and LET'S MAKE A DEAL PRIMETIME (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) air back to back, as they both salute front-line and essential workers by welcoming them to play on the iconic game shows. THE PRICE IS RIGHT host Drew Carey thanks the front-line workers for their dedicated service to communities while contestants have the opportunity to play favorite games, including "Cliff Hangers," and win amazing prizes, such as luxury cars, a travel trailer and cash. On LET'S MAKE A DEAL, host Wayne Brady will perform an opening number, and the contestants will be comprised of essential workers. Traders will play "Smash for Cash" and "Car Pong," and have a chance to win luxury cars, a recreational vehicle and up to $100K.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT welcomes the cast of the hit CBS comedy THE NEIGHBORHOOD to "come on down" on Monday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). For the first time ever, stars play all six games as individual contestants when Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Tichina Arnold, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan test their knowledge of prices for The Boys and Girls Club of America. In addition, fans at home will have the chance to win fabulous prizes, including a showcase, by entering at www.priceisright.com.

Additional details for the final THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT special of 2020 will be announced at a later date.

On Monday, Dec. 21, LET'S MAKE A DEAL PRIMETIME (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) will be decked out for the holiday with Christmas decorations, and festively themed games and deals. On the third primetime episode, special guest Phil Keoghan, host of CBS' THE AMAZING RACE and TOUGH AS NAILS, joins LET'S MAKE A DEAL PRIMETIME to present one lucky trader with an outdoor adventure-themed trip of a lifetime. The airdate for this episode will be announced at a later date.

In daytime, THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LET'S MAKE A DEAL premiere their 49th and 12th daytime seasons, respectively, on Monday, Nov. 16.

The Futon Critic

TV Line
Deadline

Niagara Frontier Publications

posted 10/20/2020

Pfft... Amateurs.
Bravo Spins Off "Top Chef" for Home Cooks
From the Futon Critic

Bravo expands the James Beard and Emmy Award-Winning franchise with the greenlight of "Top Chef Amateurs." Hosted by Gail Simmons and produced by Magical Elves, Bravo's newest culinary competition series gives talented home cooks the opportunity of lifetime to test their skills in the illustrious "Top Chef" kitchen. Each amateur chef will compete in some of the most iconic challenges from the "Top Chef" archives. Unpacking their knives to step in alongside Simmons are "Top Chef" finalists, frontrunners and fan favorites Eric Adjepong, Richard Blais, Jennifer Carroll, Shirley Chung, Stephanie Cmar, Tiffany Derry, Joe Flamm, Gregory Gourdet, Melissa King, Kwame Onwuachi, Dale Talde and Isaac Toups.

From Tuesday, October 20 - Friday, October 23, Bravo is calling on dedicated fans to cast their vote via Twitter @BravoTopChef to help choose between two iconic "Top Chef" challenges from seasons past to be featured on "Top Chef Amateurs." The challenges in contention are the classic Seven Deadly Sins Challenge where the chefs prepare a stunning seven-course meal reflecting the order of the seven deadly sins, and the memorable Aphrodisiac Challenge where our chefs will create tempting menus out of indulgent ingredients considered to be aphrodisiacs. Fans can vote for their favorite challenge by using the hashtag #TopChefSeven or #TopChefAphrodisiac. The winning challenge will be announced on October 26.

"Top Chef Amateurs" is produced by the Emmy Award-winning production company Magical Elves with Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, Doneen Arquines, Hillary Olsen, Zoe Jackson and Gayle Gawlowski serving as executive producers.

The Futon Critic

The Wrap

posted 10/20/2020

MONDAY: It's On Again!
A Low Premiere for "The Voice" Beats "Dancing"
From the Futon Critic

NBC (6.743 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to the return of "The Voice" (7.961 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and the relocated "Weakest Link" (4.308 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

ABC (5.081 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) had to settle for second with fresh installments from "Dancing with the Stars" (6.101 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Emergency Call" (3.041 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was FOX (2.565 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its "NFL Overrun" (4.399 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) followed by "LA's Finest" (2.025 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Filthy Rich" (2.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up "Big Brother 22" (3.665 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) alongside "One Day at a Time" (1.333 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), another "One Day at a Time" (1.149 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and the Saturday-bound "Manhunt: Deadly Games" (1.415 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.839 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.882 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.801 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.836 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

On cable Monday...
- Halloween Baking Championship (Food): 1.130m/0.25
- The Big Bake (Food): 642k/0.15.


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SHowbuzz Daily

posted 10/20/2020

SYNDIES: Week 5
Results for the Week Ending October 11
From TV Newscheck

In the week ended Oct. 11, which continued to be marked by preemptions, CBS Television Distribution's rookie talker Drew Barrymore was one of the few shows to see improvement, climbing 20% to a 0.6 live plus same day household ratings average, according to Nielsen Media Research, in its fourth week on the air.

Debmar-Mercury's Family Feud recovered 4% to a 5.3 for second place overall and first in syndication in the key demo. CTD's Jeopardy! slipped 4% to a third-place 4.6 and CTD's Wheel of Fortune faded 10% to a 4.5. Fox's 25 Words or Less and Entertainment Studios' Funny You Should Ask stayed put at a 0.8 and 0.4, respectively.

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.

GAME SHOWS
- Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.3 +4%
- Jeopardy (CTD) 4.7 -4%
- Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 4.6 -10%
- 25 Words or Less (Fox) 0.8 NC
- Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 NC


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The Wrap

posted 10/20/2020

Welcome to MY House!
STacey Dooley to Host for BBC
From C21 Media

BBC1 has commissioned a primetime guessing game entertainment format created by Richard Bacon and Nick Weidenfeld.

Produced by Tim Hincks and Peter Fincham's London-based Expectation, This is MY House sees four people walk into a home and try to convince a panel of celebrity judges that the home is theirs. Only one of the people is telling the truth and it is up to the judges to decide who is the honest homeowner and who are the imposters.

TV personality and journalist Stacey Dooley will host the 6×60' series, which will debut on BBC1 in 2021.

Bacon said: "This Is MY House is a gameshow with only one contestant – the homeowner. To win all they have to do is prove 'This is MY House' but it's not that simple. Three actors will turn up, steal the contestant's name and claim that the house and everything in it belongs to them. They all have competing stories. Our judges have one job – to uncover the truth. It couldn't be easier. Right?"

C21 Media

Telly Mix
Metro

posted 10/20/2020

"The Chop" Chopped
Investigation Begins Into Contestant's Tattoos
From Deadline

A+E Networks UK has decided to take Sky History reality competition series The Chop off-air amid claims that contestant, Darren Lumsden, has white supremacist tattoos on his face.

"While we investigate the nature, and meaning, of Darren's tattoos, we have removed the video featuring him from our social media pages, and will not be broadcasting any episodes of The Chop: Britain's Top Woodworker until we have concluded that investigation. Sky HISTORY stands against racism and hate speech of all kinds", the network stated in a statement.

Sky History, the joint-venture UK television channel run by A+E Networks UK and Comcast-owned Sky, had previously defended a contestant on its new reality competition series The Chop after Twitter users accused him of having Nazi tattoos emblazoned on his face.

TRIGGER WARNING: Links below contain white supremacist imagery.

Deadline

Newsweek

posted 10/20/2020


ABC/Fremantle

WEEKEND: You Hear the Beep?
"Supermarket Sweep" Premieres Sunday
From Entertainment Weekly

There was a time in 2020 when grocery stores temporarily closed, and when they reopened, masked customers waited in long lines — separated by six feet — some waiting hours to finally get in. Once inside, many shelves were (and still are in some places) bare, especially those aisles with paper towels, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies.

So a game show set in a grocery store — a fully stocked one at that — to actually be debuting on TV seems like a miracle of sorts. But that's what ABC and production company Fremantle (American Idol, The Price Is Right, Match Game) have done with the new Supermarket Sweep, a reboot of the popular series of the 1980s and '90s hosted by David Ruprecht. Filmed over the summer, after Hollywood productions were allowed to resume work under new pandemic-related health and safety protocols, the game show now has a superfan as host in the form of Saturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones.

"The nurses that [oversaw compliance and testing]... yo, they were not f—ing around," Jones says of the production, which filmed at Barker Hangar (often used for award shows and other productions) at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, Calif. "We were getting tested three times a week. No one could come near me without a mask and a shield on their face. I had to wash my hands every time I touched anything. They were sanitizing me."

As the one asking the questions and sending contestants into the aisles on a mad dash to fill their carts, Jones brings her trademark exuberance to the proceedings, where one of the three competing teams of two could go home with as much as $100,000 — a hefty improvement over the old show's $5,000 grand prize.

NBC (8.641 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) held onto top honors on Sunday with its usual quartet of "Football Night in America #1" (4.759 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Football Night in America #2" (7.030 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Football Night in America #3" (10.187 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T2) and "Sunday Night Football" (9.430 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T2).

FOX (8.203 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) was a close second with a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (13.607 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) followed by the "NLCS, Game 7" (6.401 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5).

Next up was ABC (3.873 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and the season premieres of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.269 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Supermarket Sweep" (4.781 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (3.838 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "Card Sharks" (2.603 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.036 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.569 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (2.741 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "Mom" (1.448 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

And finally, a new "Pandora" (0.407 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) alongside repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.295 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.0, #T15) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.378 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.0, #T15) on The CW (0.372 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the evening.

On Friday:
- Shark Tank (SP/ABC): 4.030m/0.6

On Saturday:
- Nickelodeon's Unfiltered (Nick): 490k/0.13

On Sunday:
- Worst Cooks in America: Halloween Redemption (S/Food): 827k/0.19
- Halloween Freakshow Cakes (P/Food):
534k/0.12
- Halloween Freakshow Cakes - 11p (Food): 413k/0.10

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posted 10/20/2020

Monday Lightning Round
... or "The Rest of the Weekend Pile"

  • John Leslie cleared of sexual assault (Deadline)

  • THe night the lights (and sound) went out on The Cube (My London)

  • Emily Maynard welcomes another baby (Reality TV World)

  • WHY THE BLEEP IS THIS NEWS?: Nice ring there, Clare... (Reality TV World)

posted 10/19/2020

THURSDAY: Big Brother Wins Non-Election Fare
Night Belongs to ABC
From the Futon Critic

ABC (9.201 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) claimed the top spot on Thursday thanks to "The Vice President and the People – A Special Edition of 20/20" (12.229 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) alongside a repeat "Emergency Call" (3.145 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

NBC (4.914 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) was the number two draw with its mix of "Decision 2020: Trump Town Hall" (10.386 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Connecting..." (2.449 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6), a second "Connecting..." (1.239 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Dateline NBC" (2.511 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

Next up was CBS (2.538 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) with a new "Big Brother 22" (3.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) followed by a repeat "The Neighborhood" (1.921 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), another "The Neighborhood" (1.837 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Star Trek: Discovery" (1.850 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.514 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) offered up its primetime coverage of "NLCS, Game 4" (2.514 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

And finally, The CW (0.831 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with "Supernatural" (1.028 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "The Outpost" (0.633 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13).

On cable...
- Beat Bobby Flay (S/Food): 841k/0.24
- Guy's Grocery Games Deliver (Food): 806k/0.25


The Futon Critic
Showbuzz Daily

posted 10/14/2020

Happy Friday Lightning Round
... or "Will You Accept This Client?"

  • Chris Harrison signs with Gersh (Deadline)

  • After 8 years, Ashley Hebert, JP Rosenbaum break up (Reality TV World)

  • Philip Schofield wants to bury the hatchet with Noel Edmonds (Bristol Post)

  • A FEW GOOD MINUTES with Russell Hantz, who wants to get season 41 of "Survivor" off the ground. Don't we all. (Gold Derby)

posted 10/16/2020

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