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Remembering Diahann Carroll and Rip Taylor; Netflix Orders “Big Mouth” Spin-Off “Human Resources”

Programming Insider by Marc Berman

Monday, October 7, 2019

ON THIS DAY
“Ol’ Blue Eyes,” Frank Sinatra, debuted on CBS variety hour “The Frank Sinatra Show” in 1950.  It lasted two seasons…A half-hour primetime edition of “American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, opened on ABC in 1957.  It ran for just three months…ABC detective drama “Hawaiian Eye,” starring Robert Conrad, Anthony Eisley and Connie Stevens, began its four season run in 1959…”Route 66” with Martin Milner and George Maharis, opened its also four season run on CBS in 1960.  A revival of “Route 66” on NBC in 1993 lasted four episodes…

Celebrity Birthdays:  Simon Cowell is 60; Singer Toni Braxton is 52; Season five “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks is 43.

Did You Know?
“Hawaiian Eye” was one of four ABC/Warner Brother Television detective series produced in the late 1950s/early 1960s that often featured crossovers.  The others were “77 Sunset Strip” (1958-64), “Bourbon Street Beat” (1959-60) and “Surfside Six” (1960-62).

RATINGS BOX                                                           

Note: Nielsen has stopped reporting the household overnight ratings in the morning, and the national fast affiliate results are now our first source of data for each weekday. These are time period based, which means they are approximate because it includes anything airing in the time period (and not just the designated series if it is pre-empted). It features total viewers and the adult 18-49 rating and share (not to mention other demos). And the data arrives at approximately 11 a.m. ET. So, look for this second email alert by 11:30 a.m. ET each day or visit our website at programminginsider.com.

Fast Affiliate Ratings
Friday 10/04/19: Click here
Saturday 10/05/19: Click here

Live+Same Day Ratings
Monday 9/30/19: Click here
Tuesday 10/01/19: Click here
Wednesday 10/02/19: Click here
Thursday 10/03/19: Click here

RATINGS BOX                                                           

Note: Nielsen has stopped reporting the household overnight ratings in the morning, and the national fast affiliate results are now our first source of data for each weekday. These are time period based, which means they are approximate because it includes anything airing in the time period (and not just the designated series if it is pre-empted). It features total viewers and the adult 18-49 rating and share (not to mention other demos). And the data arrives at approximately 11 a.m. ET. So, look for this second email alert by 11:30 a.m. ET each day or visit our website at programminginsider.com.

Fast Affiliate Ratings
Friday 10/04/19: Click here
Saturday 10/05/19: Click here

Live+Same Day Ratings
Monday 9/30/19: Click here
Tuesday 10/01/19: Click here
Wednesday 10/02/19: Click here
Thursday 10/03/19: Click here

Source: Nielsen Media Research

TV AND DIGITAL UPDATES

Diahann Carroll Broke Barriers On Television

Photo by JEAN-JACQUES LEVY/AP/Shutterstock
1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. Carroll passed away at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84
Obit Diahann Carroll – 04 Oct 2019

As a young child in the late 1960s, NBC sitcom “Julia,” starring Diahann Carroll, was simply a fun weekly escape into the world a widowed single mother and nurse named Julia Baker and her young son Corey (Marc Coppage). Julia’s boss was the crusty (but lovable) Lloyd Nolan as Dr. Morton Chegley, and Lurene Tuttle was Julia’s kind co-worker Hannah Yarby.

“Julia” the sitcom, which did not have a laugh track, aired from 1968 to 1971. And what I was not aware of, but certainly am now, is how this series – and Diahann Carroll – broke network television’s color line. “Julia” marked the first time an African American actress was cast as the star of a show in a role other than that of a servant.

While actress Ethel Waters was the first woman of color to headline a television series in early 1950s on ABC comedy “Beulah,” her occupation was a maid. For more, click here

Comedian Rip Taylor Dies at 84

Rip Taylor

Outrageous comedian Rip Taylor, known for his as “The Crying Comedian” and “The King of Camp and Confetti” personalities, died yesterday in Beverly Hills, publicist Harlan Boll confirmed. He was 84. Taylor was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California in the intensive care unit after suffering a seizure three days ago.

Remembered for his over-the-top personality, Taylor began his stand-up routine in the Army before eventually making over 2,000 television appears on a host of series including “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “American Bandstand,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Jackie Gleason Show” and more. Taylor also appeared as a panelist on “Hollywood Squares,” “The Match Game,” “The Gong Show” and other TV series. He lent his voice to the “Scooby Doo” and “DuckTales” franchises, among other cartoons. And he was a regular on what is known as the biggest fiasco in TV history, ABC’s “The Brady Bunch Hour,” as next-door-neighbor Jack Merrill.

Taylor also played himself in “Wayne’s World 2” and the “Jackass” movies, appeared on stage in “Sugar Babies” and “Oliver!” and performed an autobiographical one-man play, “It Ain’t All Confetti.”

Taylor was survived by his longtime partner, Robert Fortney.

A Brief History of “Leave It to Beaver” – Click here

“The Bold and the Beautiful” on CBS to Raise Awareness on Kidney Disease
CBS daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful” will air a  storyline about kidney disease featuring Heather Tom’s character, Katie Logan, beginning tomorrow (at 1:30 p.m. ET). A CBS Cares public service announcement (PSA) from CBS and the National Kidney Foundation with Ms. Tom will run at the end of the episode. An additional PSA featuring series star Katrina Bowden (Florence “Flo” Fulton) will also be available online at www.CBSCares.com.

.PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci
This week, Douglas reviews new CW series “Batwoman” and “Nancy Drew.” To listen, click here

A Brief History of “The Brady Bunch” – Click here

Fall TV Preview 2019: What to Watch (and What’s Not Worth It) – Click here

Best of the Worst: The History of Bad TV in 10 Shows – Click here

The Top 25 TV Shows of the 1970s, click here

NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Netflix Orders “Big Mouth” Spin-Off “Human Resources”
Netflix has greenlit an animated spin-off series called “Human Resources” from the also animated “Big Mouth,” which is confirmed through season 6. The show was announced at Comic Con 2019 in New York City and it will delve into the workplace world of the monsters from “Big Mouth.”

“Big Mouth” producers Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett and Kelly Galuska will serve as creators and executive producers on the new show. Kroll, Goldberg, Levin and Flackett’s have an overall deal with Netflix through Brutus Pink, their animation production company.

NBC to Develop Political Drama “The Hill”
NBC has put into development a political-themed drama from Sony Pictures Television called “The Hill” with CNN correspondent Dana Bash as a consulting producer. The series is described as a character drama that lives at the supercharged intersection of media and Capitol Hill where everything is transacted: information, sex, love, fame and power.

Paul Grellong will as writer and executive producer, along with Chris King and Josh Berman of Osprey Productions and Wendy Walker. Sony Pictures Television, where Osprey is set up under an overall deal, will produce.

SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS

Netflix Renews “Elite” for Season 3
Netflix has greenlit Spanish-language drama “Elite” for season 3, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2020. Debuting on October 5, 2018, the series focuses on three working class friends — Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Nadia (Mina El Hammani) and Christian (Miguel Herran) — who are given scholarships to Las Encinas, the most exclusive private school in Spain. As the school year progresses, their lives intertwine in a clash of lifestyles, resentments, envy, and sexual attraction. Through a series of flash-forward scenes of police interrogations, the audience is shown stories of the character’s relationships that somehow lead to a murder.

The news of the pick-up comes just one month after Netflix began streaming the second season of “Elite.” The number of new episodes ordered have not been confirmed.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Season four of animated “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” will debut 13 new episodes on Netflix on Tuesday, November 5. The new season begins with the respective rises of Queen Glimmer as leader of the Rebellion and Catra as co-leader of the Horde. As the Horde makes advances on the Rebellion under the looming threat of Horde Prime’s arrival, the Princess Alliance makes heroic strides but begins to disagree on the best way to defend Etheria. Ultimately, a shocking discovery about Etheria itself causes Adora to reconsider everything she thought she knew.

Season three of also animated Netflix series “The Dragon Prince” will be available for streaming on Friday, November 22. From Wipekedia: The series is set in a fantasy world on the continent of Xadia, which is rich with magic derived from six primal elements: The Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Earth, the Sky and the Ocean. However, the humans—who could not utilize primal magic—discovered the use of dark magic, which is fueled by the life essence of animals and magical creatures. As a consequence, they were driven off by the dragons and elves of Xadia to the other end of the continent, where they founded the five human kingdoms. The Breach, the border between the two halves of the continent, was guarded by Thunder, the king of dragons.

ON THE AIR TONIGHT
Travel Channel premieres “My Horror Story”…Season premieres: “All American” and “Black Lightning” on The CW; “Below Deck” on Bravo; “Street Outlaws” on Discovery…“Our Boys” concludes for the season on HBO…For the listing of available programs for Monday, October 7 click here