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Robert DeNiro to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award; Ricky Gervais Returns as Golden Globes Host

Programming Insider by Marc Berman

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

ON THIS DAY
“Cheers” spin-off “Frasier” reached the 200-episode mark in 2001. It officially concluded on May 13, 2004 after 265 episodes, winning 37 Primetime Emmy Awards during an 11-season run (and breaking the record then held by “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” with 29). “Frasier” also holds the record for the most consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series Emmys, winning five from 1994 to 1998…

Celebrity Birthdays:

“Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna is 72
“Sex and the City’s” “Big,” Chris Noth, is 65
“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg is 64

“The Middle” star Neil Flynn is 59
late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is 52.

Did You Know?
Whoopi Goldberg was hoping to become the modern day female Archie Bunker as opinionated Mavis Rae in NBC sitcom “Whoopi.But the half-hour only lasted one season (from 2003-04). Earlier in her career she appeared opposite Jean Stapleton, Archie Bunker’s “dingbat” half, in CBS comedy “Bagdad Cafe. It ran for two half seasons, from 1990-91, and was based on the 1987 film of the same name.

RATINGS BOX                                                            

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Source: Nielsen Media Research

HUMANITARIAN

Impact Humanity Television and Film Festival
The Prevention of Inhumanity Around the World Through Storytelling

Fundamental humanitarian issues, where social change and the advancement of humanitarian causes can be achieved through the power of television and film storytelling, is the theme behind the recently introduced Impact Humanity Television and Film Festival (IHTFF). The inaugural event was held at the Moscow Cinema in Yerevan, Armenia on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15 and 16th.

Founded by David McKenzie, President, Associated Television International; and Sergey Sarkisov, President of Blitz Films (and former Consul General to Los Angeles for the Republic of Armenia), the common mission behind the IHTFF is to raise awareness on the issues related to the global humanitarian crisis. The annual festival showcases the key television shows, feature films and documentaries that educate, inform and help prevent acts of inhumanity around the world.

“We put together an infrastructure and set the wheels in motion,” said David McKenzie. “I thought of the idea and the name. Then I started to recruit people like my wife and daughter (TV personalities Laura McKenzie and Elizabeth Stanton); Dean Cain and Montel Williams, who I have worked with before; and Sergey Sarkisov.

Also involved in the festival as a co-founder and co-chair (alongside Dean Cain and Montel Williams) is Marine Ales, the composer, critic and the author of 300 songs in Armenian and Russian.  For more, click here

TV UPDATES

Robert DeNiro to Be Honored with SAG Life Achievement Award
Robert DeNiro has been named the 56th recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. De Niro will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).

The SAG Life Achievement Award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.” De Niro will add the award to his extraordinary catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes two Academy Awards(R), a Golden Globe(R) Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award(R), a Silver Berlin Bear, a Kennedy Center Honor, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a GLADD Excellence in Media Award and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University.

“Robert De Niro is an actor of extraordinary depth and ability. The characters he creates captivate our imaginations. From the smoldering inferno of young Vito Corleone to the raging bull Jake Lamotta and everybody’s grandpa Ben Whittaker, he continues to touch our hearts and open our minds to new and exciting worlds of understanding and emotion,” said Gabrielle Carteris, President of SAG-AFTRA. “It is my great privilege to announce that SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor will be presented to one of the most singular talents of our generation, Robert De Niro.”
Ricky Gervais to Host “The Golden Globes”
Ricky Gervais will return as host of the “77th Annual Golden Globes” on NBC in January. This will be his fifth time hosting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gala, with his last stint in 2016. Gervais said that the organizers the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had “made me an offer I can’t refuse. But this is the very last time I’m doing this, which could make for a fun evening”.
CBS Announces Midseason Schedule – Click here
PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci and Scott Nolte – Click here
“Shameless” Returns on a Typically Dysfunctional Note – Click here
SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS

Ovation Acquires Additional Seasons of “Travel Man” and “Midsomer Murders”

Arts-themed Ovation has acquired the non-exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for select seasons in a multi-title deal with All3media International. The deal is for seasons 7 and 8 of “Travel Man” seasons 7 through 11 of “Midsomer Murders”, and two seasons of “Gordon’s Great Escape.” Both “Travel Man” and “Midsomer Murders” are slated for 2020.

In “Travel Man,” Richard Ayoade’s aim is to get maximum holiday value from the minimum time expended. He’s cold, he’s calculating, he’s ruthless. This is travel without mercy. Joining Richard for season 7 are Eddie Izzard for a trip to Ljubljana; Frank Skinner in Zurich; Jessica Knappett in Ibiza and Morgana Robinson in Milan.

“Midsomer Murders” is based on the award-winning detective novels by Caroline Graham – blackmail, intrigue, deceit, adultery and murder abound, as the dastardly goings on in the seemingly idyllic county of Midsomer are unraveled by DCI Barnaby (John Nettles). It starts airing tomorrow.

In “Gordon’s Great Escape” we see chef Gordon Ramsay leave his hectic professional life behind him as he embarks on a pilgrimage for fresh flavors. Having a lifelong love of curry, Ramsay travels to India for the first time. While there he experiences the stunning diversity of its culinary traditions, immersing himself in all aspects of Indian culture, no matter how challenging, unfamiliar or extreme.

SPORTS

2019 NFL Regular Season Week 11 Announcer Schedule – Click here

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Annual special “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” will air Wednesday, December 4 at 8 p.m. Performances will include Lea Michele, John Legend, Chicago, Brett Eldredge, Derek and Julianne Hough, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, NE-YO and Gwen Stefani.

Season two of procedural drama “Carter,” starring Jerry O’Connell, will open on WGN America on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at 10 p.m. ET. Carter revolves around Harley Carter (O’Connell), the star of a hit detective TV show, who decides he needs a break from Hollywood. Carter returns to his sleepy hometown where he quickly discovers that his years of playing a fictional detective come in handy when he finds himself immersed in real-life mysteries.

ON THE AIR TONIGHT
AMC debuted limited series “The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park“…ABC offers “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards”…Season finales: “Life From Above” on PBS; “American Horror Story” on FX; “Cake” on FXX…For the listing of available programs for Wednesday, November 13 click here