TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019
ON THIS DAY
Chet Huntley and David Brinkley teamed up for “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” in 1956, which was NBC’s flagship evening news program until July 31, 1970… Dick Van Dyke switched from comedy to detective drama in “Diagnosis Murder” on CBS, which opened its eight-season run in 1993… NBC sitcom “Mad About You” hit the 100 episode mark in 1996. It concluded after seven seasons on May 24, 1999 and is returning in a revival on streamer Spectrum Originals. The first six episodes in the continuing adventures of Paul and Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt) will drop Nov. 20, with another six episodes appearing Dec. 18….
The voice of Homer Simpsons, Dan Castellaneta, is 62…
“Stranger Things” star Winona Ryder is 48;
“black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross is 47.
Did You Know?
“Diagnosis Murder” was spun-off from CBS crime solver “Jake and the Fatman.“ Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan made his first appearance on the series in a season four episode (on March 20, 1991), which led to a series of TV movies and then the weekly television series.
Live+3 Day Data
Week of Oct. 14, 2019: Click here
Source: Nielsen Media Research
NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
“Superman & Lois” in Development on The CW
The home of the DC action hours, The CW, has another one in development. The network is putting together a show centered on one of the comic book world’s most-famous couples, Superman and Lois Lane, starring Tyler Hoechlin as the DC superhero and his alter ego, Clark Kent, and Elizabeth Tulloch as the journalist Lois Lane. Hoechlin originated the role of the Arrowverse’s Superman/Clark Kent on “Supergirl,” and Tulloch made her debut as Lois in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover event.
Former “Flash” showrunner Todd Helbing will pen “Superman & Lois” and serve as an executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns.
This “Superman & Lois” news comes after the recent news that one of Arrow‘s 10 final-season episodes will serve as a backdoor pilot for a “Green Arrow and the Canaries” spinoff starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy Rodgers and Juliana Harkavy.
SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS
ABC Renews “Mixed-ish” and “Stumptown” for Full Season
ABC has greenlit freshman comedy “Mixed-ish,” the prequel to “Black-ish,” and drama “Stumptown” for the remainder the current TV season. Additionally, the alphabet net has picked-up sophomore Nathan Filion drama “The Rookie” for the full season. The additional number of episodes ordered for each of the three shows have not been confirmed.
Comedy Central Orders New Season of “Blark and Son”
Comedy Central has greenlit a second season of “Blark and Son” from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, with an order for eight new short-form, digital episodes. Created by Ben Bayouth, and developed with head writer Adam Aseraf, “Blark and Son” tells the tale of a single man (Blark), who incessantly tries to hang out with his overly nerdy, internet-addicted son (named Son). Blark and Son continuously juggle the revolving door of oddball friends and neighbors who cycle through their lives.
TV AND DIGITAL UPDATES
Network Series Scorecard: What Looks Lackluster Has Still Resulted In 11 New Series Renewals (So Far)
In today’s TV world, most new network series seem to get additional episodes ordered past the initial 13 despite what may not look all that impressive via the traditional Nielsen ratings. That leads me to the two most recent new network shows that fit that descriptor: sitcom “Mixed-ish” and action drama “Stumptown,” both on ABC.
Last week CBS enthusiastically announced pick-ups for all five of its new shows. Sitcoms “Bob Hearts Abishola,” “The Unicorn” and “Carol’s Second Act,” plus legal drama “All Rise” were each renewed for the full season. And drama “Evil,” from “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight” creators Michelle and Robert King, is now the second freshman series to be confirmed for next season. It shares that early distinction with Fox’s animated Sunday night “Bless The Harts.” For more, click here
Fox Announces Midseason Programming Schedule – Click here
SellerCrowd Branches Out Past Digital – Click here
Streaming Original Series 2019 Survey – Click here
PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci and Scott Nolte – Click here
2019 NFL Regular Season Week 9 TV and Announcer Schedule
The Minnesota Vikings make a rare voyage to Arrowhead Stadium when they square off against the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL100 Game of the Week (Fox, Nov. 3 1:00 p.m. ET). The team with home-field advantage has won each of the last five meetings between these two. Minnesota seeks its first road win over Kansas City since 1974.
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens aim to overcome a stern New England Patriots defense in the Sunday night game (NBC, Nov. 3 8:20 p.m. ET). This is the first time Jackson will face New England since becoming the Baltimore starter, but the Patriots have won three straight over the Ravens.
For the complete Week 9 NFL regular season schedule (including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers), click here
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The new season of “Love It or List It,” featuring real estate expert David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr, will premiere on Monday, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET. In each episode, homeowners ready to make a change—either by staying in their existing home that Hilary remodels to accommodate their lengthy wish list or by opting for a new home that David finds to better meets the needs of the family — is the focus.
Comedy special “Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw” will debut on HBO on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. ET. The special was filmed before a live audience at Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School in Los Angeles, and is executive produced by Lil Rel Howery, Jerrod Carmichael, Bo Burnham, Chris Storer and Jeff Tomsic.
ON THE AIR TONIGHT
Arsenio Hall is featured in his first comedy special on Netflix… The five broadcast networks are in all originals… For the listing of available programs for Tuesday, October 29 click here