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ABC Announces Midseason Schedule; The CW to Air Upcoming DC Universe Drama “Stargirl”

Programming Insider by Marc Berman

Friday, November 22, 2019

ON THIS DAY
The 100th episode of Tony Danza sitcom “Who’s The Boss?” aired on ABC in 1988.  The sitcom concluded on April 25, 1992 after eight seasons…TNT presented musical special “The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True” in 1995, featuring Jewel as Dorothy, Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, Nathan Lane as the Cowardly Lion, Debra Winger as the Wicked Witch, Natalie Cole as Glinda, and Lucie Arnaz as Aunt Em…In 2005, Ted Koppel retired after anchoring “Nightline” on ABC for 25 years…Celebrity Birthdays: Tennis great Billie Jean King is 76; actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 61; actor Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are All Right”) is 52; actress Scarlett Johansson (“Lost in Translation”) is 35.

Did You Know?
Season three of “Who’s the Boss?” concluded with a two-part backdoor pilot featuring Katherine Helmond as Mona leaving to run a hotel with her brother and Tony and Samantha (Alyssa Milano) moving into Mona’s apartment.  When the proposed spin-off sitcom did not surface, the two-parter featured a final scene with Mona returning home and Tony and Samantha moving back into Angela’s (Judith Light) house.

RATINGS BOX                                                            

Live+Same Day Ratings
Monday 11/18/19: Click here

Live+7 Day Ratings – November 4, 2019
“The Little Mermaid Live!” Ranks in Top 10 of Adult 18-49 Gainers – Click here

Source: Nielsen Media Research

NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

OWN Orders Celebrity Relationship Series “#LoveGoals
OWN has greenlit an unscripted relationship series titled “#LoveGoals,” which is scheduled to premiere in March 2020. In the series, family and relationship therapist Spirit, counsels five celebrity couples: Benzino and Althea Heart (“Love &The CW to Air Upcoming DC Universe Drama “Stargirl”

Upcoming DC Universe series “Stargirl” will now have an exclusive linear window on The CW Network, which will broadcast each episode the day after its debut on the DC Universe digital subscription service. The new DC Super Hero drama series is set to make its premiere on DC Universe in second quarter 2020, with new episodes released weekly.
The series follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (series star Brec Bassinger, “Bella and the Bulldogs,” “School of Rock,” “The Goldbergs”) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.

Additionally, every episode of STARGIRL will be available to stream on The CW’s free digital platforms, following its broadcast on The CW Network, throughout the season.

SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS

Showtime Renews “Desus and Jesus” for Season Two
Showtime has greenlit a second season of “Desus & Mero” for season two on Monday, February 3 and will air all-new episodes every Monday and Thursday at 11 p.m. ET, respectively. “Desus & Mero” features the duo chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more, as well as giving their take on the day’s hot topics in their signature style in front of a small live studio audience from New York City.

Produced for Showtime by JAX Media, Desus & Mero” is executive produced by Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Lilly Burns, Tony Hernandez and Victor Lopez.

TV UPDATES

ABC Announces Midseason Schedule

ABC will introduce new drama “For Life” from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and will feature the returns of “American Idol,” “The Bachelor” and “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off “Station 19” in midseason. The network, as previously announced, will feature the “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” championship.
“Station 19” will move into the Thursday 8 p.m. hour, leading into relocated dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” and “A Million Little Things” in the Thursday 9-11 p.m. block.
“For Life,” inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., is about prisoner Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves — his estranged wife (Joy Bryant) and daughter (Tyla Harris) — and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. “For Life” will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden (Indira Varma), examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.

For the premiere dates for these aforementioned shows and the annual Academy Awards, click here

Hip Hop: Atlanta”); former NFL wide receiver and rapper Dwayne Bowe and wife Theresa Bowe; Sundy Carter (“Basketball Wives”) and Breyon Williams; Dee Dee Roper of Salt-N-Pepa with Quenton Coleman; Coolio and Mimi Ivey.

Irwin Entertainment’s John Irwin, Damian Sullivan and Andy Scheer are executive producers.

SPORTS

2019 College Football Week 13 TV and Announcer Schedule – Click here

2019 College Football Week 12 TV and Announcer Schedule – Click here

ON THE AIR TONIGHT
Series premieres: “Dino Girl Gauko,” “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, “Narcoworld,” “Nobody’s Looking” and “Singapore Social” on Netflix; “The Feed” on Amazon…Season premieres: “The Dragon Prince” and “Dreamwork Trolls” on Netflix; “Holly Hobbie” and “National Treasure” on Hulu…Season finales: “Relentless With Kate Snow” on Oxygen; “Love After Lockup” on WE…For the listing of available programs for Friday, November 22 click here