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Freeform Buys Music Drama “Demo;” Netflix Cancels “Anne With An E”

Programming Insider by Marc Berman

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The original version of the classic game show “The Price Is Right” debuted on NBC in daytime in 1956. Hosted by Bill Cullen, it eventually moved to ABC and ended in 1965. “The Price Is Right” returned to CBS on September 4, 1972, with Bob Barker, who remained host through his retirement on June 15, 2007. Drew Carey took over as host on October 15, 2007…

Celebrity Birthdays:


Legendary singer Tina Turner is 80
actress Jamie Rose (“Falcon Crest,” “Lady Blue”) is 60

Did You Know?
Tina Turner  has sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history, according to Guinness World Records.

RATINGS BOX                                                            

Live+Same Day Ratings
Monday 11/18/19: Click here
Tuesday 11/19/19: Click here
Wednesday 11/20/19: Click here
Thursday 11/21/19: Click here

Friday 11/22/19: Click here

Live+3 Ratings – Week of Nov. 11 
Seahwawks-49ers “Monday Night Football” Overnight Contest Ranks Third Among Cable Telecasts in Raw Adult 18-49 Gains – 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


PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci
Discussion about new TV specials during the 2019 holiday season: “The Moodys” (Fox), “Merry Happy Whatever” (Netflix), “Same Time, Next Christmas” (ABC), holiday editions of “Beat Shazam” (Fox) and “The Masked Singer” (Fox), “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways” (NBC), “Holidays with the Houghs” (NBC) and “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” (Amazon) . Douglas Pucci with Scott Nolte of Northwest Iowa’s Y100.1 FM (KUYY). Originally aired November 26, 2019. To listen, click here

Freeform Buys Music Drama “Demo”
Freeform has ordered a drama called “Demo” from the Grammy Award winning Alex Pall and Drew Taggart (“The Chainsmokers”), which will follow an aspiring 20-year old songwriter who dares to leave behind her struggling indie rock band and her working class family to try writing pop songs in Los Angeles. Though at first she’s eager to shed her past, she soon discovers that the best songs tell the deepest truths—if only she can find the strength to tell hers.

Joy Gregory, who is known for executive producing “Madam Secretary” and “Switched at Birth,” has been signed on as a writer.  Gregory, Pall and Taggart executive produce with Kick the Habit’s Dan Marcus and Adam Alpert and Stampede’s Greg Silverman, Paul Shapiro and Cara Fano.

CBS All Access Launches Children’s Programming
Streamer CBS All Access has begun its rollout of commercial free children’s programming. The service also announced today that a library of Nickelodeon programming will be available to subscribers, starting with select titles in January.
Now streaming at CBS All Access are new seasons of “Cloudy Without a Chance of Meatballs” and the new “Danger Mouse,” as well as library programming including the original “Danger Mouse,” “Bob the Builder,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Madeline,” “Heathcliff,” and “The Adventures of Paddington Bear.”
Parental pin controls are available across CBS.com, the CBS app for iOS and Android, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV*, Roku and Xbox One. Parental controls will be available across additional connected TV platforms in the near future.

CBS All Access first announced plans to launch children’s programming on the service in August, teaming up with WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) and Boat Rocker Studios to license the service’s first two original children’s series, WildBrain’s “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” produced with Sony Pictures Animation, and Boat Rocker’s new “Danger Mouse,” produced with BBC Children’s Productions, as well as more than 1,000 episodes of library programming.


Netflix Cancels “Anne With an E”
Netflix has opted against a fourth season of Canadian drama “Anne With an E.” Set in the late 19th century, brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, both past their prime, decide to take on an orphan boy to help out around their ancestral farm of Green Gable, on the outskirts of the town of Avonlea, on Prince Edward Island.  

“The fan support and love for ‘Anne With an E” is overwhelming, heartening, and wonderful — how I love these Kindred Spirits,” creator Moria Walley-Beckett said in a statement.  “This proves to me how much this show has connected with a diverse audience around the world and how meaningful it is to everyone. I am incredibly proud of these three seasons. Creating “Anne With an E” was an amazing experience — it was my heart project and I gave all of myself to it. I’m so grateful to my extraordinary cast, crew, writers, and directors for passionately bringing my vision to life.”

“Anne With an E” is a joint-production with Canada’s CBC, which has already finished airing there, but its third. The now final season will be released on Netflix on Friday, January 3.


2019 NFL Regular Season Week 13 TV and Announcer Schedule

The Buffalo Bills visit the Dallas Cowboys for a Thanksgiving Day tilt. (CBS, Nov. 28 4:30 p.m. ET) The Bills are 2-1 versus NFC East clubs this season. Dallas is 3-2 at home in 2019 after falling 28-24 to Minnesota on Sunday Night Football in Week 10. Buffalo has not won in Dallas since 1993.
San Francisco seeks its first-ever road win over Baltimore when the clubs collide as both teams are among the elite of the NFL this season (Fox, Dec. 1 1 p.m. ET). The 49ers are 0-3 in games played in Baltimore or at a neutral site, having lost on the Ravens’ home turf in 2011 and 2003, as well as Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans.
AFC West rivals clash as the Oakland Raiders visit the Kansas City Chiefs (CBS, Dec. 1 4:25 p.m. ET). Oakland suffered its first loss of 2019 in Week 2 when it fell 28-10 against Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes tossed for 443 yards with four TDs in the second quarter alone to power Kansas City to victory.
Two of the NFC’s best squads this season, the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings, meet on Monday Night Football (ESPN, Dec. 2 8:15 p.m. ET). The Seahawks, in its second MNF tilt in four weeks, have won five in a row against the Vikings and haven’t lost to Minnesota at home since 2006. Seattle is 3-2 on home field in 2019.
For the complete Week 13 NFL regular season schedule (including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers), click here

Season two of “Twin Turbos, featuring father and son Brad DeBerti as they design and fabricate custom cars, will return for a new season on Discovery on Monday, December 9 at 10 p.m. ET.  The logline: Doug and Brad are ready to show the world they can take on any vehicle, new or old, and transform them into one of a kind, viral sensations. Along with their family business, Brad DeBerti is still chasing his dream of becoming a professional race car driver.

LL Cool J will host “The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which will air on CBS on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 8-10 p.m. ET. As previously announced, R&B collective Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, children’s television program “Sesame Street” and conductor and musical visionary Michael Tilson Thomas are the honorees.

The CW will air benefit concert “America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 3” on Friday, December 27, which benefits brain and mental wellness charities for veterans and first responders. Guitarists Billy Gibbons, George Thorogood, Warren Haynes, Nancy Wilson, Steve Lukather, Charlie Starr and Ellis Hall will perform.


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NBC offers special “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry”…The five broadcast networks are in all originals…For the listing of available programs for Tuesday, November 26 click here