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Fox is developing Jill At Her Worst, focused on a mother who puts her family’s needs before her own, from Tim Hobert (The Middle) and Warner Bros. Television. The net also gave a script commitment plus penalty to a drama about women in the FBI from Monica Macer (Queen Sugar), Thruline and 20th Century Fox TV.
 
J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) inked a talent holding and development deal with 20th Century Fox Television calling for the comedian/actor/writer to develop, exec produce and potentially star in a comedy series under his Four Square Miles Inc.
 
Entertainment One acquired the TV rights to the book Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler by Bruce Henderson, with Eric Tuchman (The Handmaid’s Tale) set to write and David Ayer (Bright) to direct.
 
Top 10 Weekend Domestic Box Office Estimates: October 19-21, 2018
Halloween (Universal) $77.5 million, opening weekend
A Star Is Born (Warner Bros.) $19.3 million (week 4), cume revenue $126.4 million
Venom (Sony) $18.1 million (week 3), cume revenue $171.1 million
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (Sony) $9.1 million (week 2), cume revenue $28.8 million
First Man (Universal) $8.6 million (week 2), cume revenue $30.0 million
The Hate U Give (Fox) $7.5 million (week 3), cume revenue $10.6 million
Smallfoot (Warner Bros.) $6.6 million (week 4), cume revenue $66.4 million
Night School (Universal) $5.0 million (week 4), cume revenue $70.0 million
Bad Times at the El Royale (Fox) $3.3 million (week 2) cume revenue $13.4 million
The Old Man & the Gun (Fox Searchlight) $2.1 million (week 4), cume revenue $4.2 million
Source: comScore
 
 
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
 
China from Above, a four-parter following life in traditional and modern China, launches on Smithsonian Channel on Monday, November 19 at 8p, the day after the returns of American in Color and The Lost Tapes at 8p and 9p, November 18.
 
Showtime subscribers don’t have to wait until Sunday, October 28 for the season six premiere of Ray Donovan. The drama is available now via Showtime streaming, Showtime Anytime and on demand.
 
Season two of WE tv docu-series Love After Lockup launches Friday, December 7 at 9p. Season 1 premiered earlier this year and saw the audience rise 86% among W25-54 and 62% among A25-54 from the premiere in Nielsen Live+3.
 
Renovation expert/New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight restores a centuries-old New England farmhouse in a new HGTV pilot, Farmhouse Fixer, slated to air in 2019.
 
Crazy Rich Asians…Venom…Night School. Which recently released movie would make the best TV series? Let us know in the Cynopsis poll: www.cynopsis.com/poll/. In our last poll, we asked Cynopsis readers who the funniest TV boss was. The Office‘s Michael Scott was the big winner, with 48% of the vote, followed by The Mary Tyler Moore Show‘s Lou Grant (21%), 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy (16%), Park and Rec‘s Leslie Knope (8%), Cheers‘ Sam Malone (5%) and in last place, Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, with a measly 1% of the vote.
 
 
COMING UP
 
Nicki Minaj and Spanish singer Rosalía are the first performer names announced for the 2018 MTV EMAs, airing live from Spain on Sunday, November 4 at 9p CET.
 
And Kelsea BalleriniLuke BryanKenny ChesneyDan + ShayOld DominionCarrie Underwood, and Keith Urban make up the first group of performers announced for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, airing Wednesday, November 14 at 7p on ABC.
 
Kristin Chenoweth will be the featured guest and narrator for his year’s Christmas concert in Salt Lake City by The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square on December 13, 14 and 15. Event will air as a special on PBS and BYUtv.
 
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air Wednesday, May 1 at 8p on NBC. Last year’s show aired on a Sunday, May 20.
 
Comedian-actor Zainab Johnson (Late Night with Seth Meyers) is set to host the finale screening and awards ceremony of the 13th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival on October 24 in Hollywood. The festival is part of the net’s talent infusion programs celebrating diverse stories while finding the next generation of storytellers. 
 
 
CASTING
 
Matthew Broderick will play a high school principal in Netflix post-apocalyptic high school dramedy Daybreak. It’s the first series regular role for the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off star.
 
The stars are coming out for CBS’s Murphy Brown revival. Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher are all set to guest star in upcoming episodes. Comedy airs Thursdays at 9:30p.
 
SNL alum Molly Shannon will reprise her role of Valerie Bassett on NBC’s Will & Grace. Shannon played Val for five episodes in the show’s original run, as well as last season. Will Bomer will return for three more episodes as TV anchor McCoy Whitman.
 
Dana Melanie (Wild Nights with Emily) and Rafael Cebrian (Narcos) landed series regular roles in season three of Netflix’s Greenhouse AcademyPaloma Faith has joined upcoming Epix drama Pennyworth in a series regular role…Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Affair) will co-star in CBS drama pilot Surveillance opposite Sophia Bush….Azie Tesfai (Jane the Virgin) will play the sister of James Olsen in season four of CW’s Supergirl, reports Deadline.
 
 
DIGITAL  
 
That Bloomberg story about Apple being hacked by Chinese spies? “There is no truth to their story,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told Buzzfeed News. “They need to do the right thing and retract it.” Bloomberg stands by its reporting earlier this month that Chinese spies planted malicious microchips on servers manufactured in China, creating a “stealth doorway. Cook said, “We really forensically whipped through the company to dig very deep and each time we came back to the same conclusion: This did not happen.”
 
As part of its “No Excuses” campaign to get 100,000 people to vote in the midterm elections, theSkimm, has teamed with Shondaland for a five-part video series featuring stars from Shondaland series. Episodes are available on Shondaland.com and the Daily Skimm newsletter.
 
Interactive video developer Eko inked a deal with Walmart to develop original content for Walmart’s website. Plans call for the retailer to invest $250 million in the joint venture.
 
 
ADVERTISING & BRANDS
 
 
Lufthansa is launching an AI-powered ad that will help travelers explore different cities and interact with the airline with questions about the airline, or destinations. Interactive ad units are powered by IBM Watson.
 

KIDS CORNER
 
Children’s animated TV series Motown Magic premieres Tuesday, November 20 on Netflix, featuring characters from Josh Wakely (Beat Bugs). Smokey Robinson serves as executive music producer.
 
Universal Kids kicked off its new Saturday unscripted block over the weekend, with the season one premiere of The Voice Kids, along with new episodes of Top Chef Junior and American Ninja Warrior Junior.
 
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RATINGS
 
The second episode of the new season of BBC America’s Doctor Who saw Live+3 ratings growth of +10% from the season premiere among A18-49 (780,000). It’s the first time that the franchise has grown from a season premiere since debuting on the network in 2010.  With Jodie Whittaker as the 13th and first female doctor, it’s the series’ biggest regular season audience in 3 years with 1.65 million viewers. 
 
BET’s Hip Hop Awards and Hustle in Brooklyn debut night reached 4 million total viewers and 2 million A18-49, and was the number one entertainment net on cable among W18-34.
 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Thursday, October 19, 2018 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 8.60 million
The Big Bang Theory 12.00, Young Sheldon 10.83, Mom 8.20, Murphy Brown 6.49, S.W.A.T. 5.51
FOX: 6.59 million
NFL Football 6.59
ABC: 3.67 million
Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown 4.52, Toy Story of Terror 3.27, Station 19 4.14, How to Get Away with Murder 2.75
NBC: 3.11 million
Superstore 3.22, The Good Place 2.80, Will & Grace 3.33, I Feel Bad 2.25, Law & Order: SVU 3.96
CW: 1.25 million
Supernatural 1.51, Charmed 0.98
TELEMUNDO: 0.88 million
Exation Estados Unidos 0.88, Falsa Identidad 0.95, Senora Acero 0.83
UNIVISION: 0.84 million
Rosa de Guadelupe 0.87, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia 0.87, La Piloto 0.79
 
Thursday A18-49: FOX 2.1/9, CBS 1.2/5, NBC 0.9/4, ABC 0.8/3, CW 0/4/2, TELE 0.4/2, UNI 0.4/2,
 
 
EXECUTIVE MOVES
 
Adam Townsend has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Showtime Networks Inc. He replaces Christina Spade, who now serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CBS Corporation.
 
Nick Clegg has joined Facebook as Head of Global Affairs and Communications. Clegg is a former deputy prime minister of the UK.
 
Amazon StudiosJames Farrell was promoted to the newly created position of Head of International Originals. Farrell had been Head of Content, International Expansion.
 


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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – MONDAY OCTOBER 22
ABC: Dancing With the Stars, The Rookie
CBS: The Neighborhood, Happy Together, Magnum P.I., Bull
CW: Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow [p]
FOX: The Resident, 9-1-1
NBC: The Voice, Manifest
PBS: Antiques Road Show, A Chef’s Life: The Final Harvest, POV
TELEMUNDO: Exation Estados Unidos, Falsa Identidad, Senora Acero
UNIVISION: La Rosa de Guadelupe, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia
 
 

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