Friday, November 15, 2019
ON THIS DAY
The 200th episode of the original “Dallas” on CBS aired in 1985 as the Ewing clan grieved Bobby’s “death.” Once Patrick Duffy returned the following fall, everything you saw that season was part of Pam’s (Victoria Principal) dream…Time Warner introduced cable’s first all-comedy channel, simply called The Comedy Channel, in 1989…
“Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Lou Grant” star Ed Asner is 90
comedian Jack Burns (“The Andy Griffith Show”) is 86
“Elementary” star Jonny Lee Miller is 47
actress Shailane Woodley is 38.
Did You Know?
Barbara Bel Geddes, who returned to “Dallas” in season nine after a one season absence as the family was mourning Bobby, was only nine years older in real life than her TV son Larry Hagman.
Live+35 Weekly Ratings: ‘This Is Us’, ‘The Good Doctor’ and ‘American Horror Story: 1984’ Lead Fall 2019 Premiere Week – Click here
Live+7 Day Ratings – Week of October 28, 2019
“This Is Us” on NBC tops all in total viewer and demo gains. Click here
Source: Nielsen Media Research
NEW PROGRAM ANNOUCEMENTS
CBS Orders “Borrowed Time” Mystery Procedural
CBS has put in development “Borrowed Time,” a proposed new drama from writer Amanda Green, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Prods.; and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Green, “Borrowed Time” follows a cop who wakes up in the body of a stranger with no memory of who she is. The search for her identity is complicated by a chilling fact: Someone is trying to kill the person whose life she is inhabiting. She prevents the murder, only to awaken in a different body with a new mystery to solve.
Amanda Green executive produces alongside Brownstone Prods’ Banks and Handelman.
Frndly TV Announces ‘UPtv’ Will Be a New Addition to the Service
Frndly TV, the first-ever live and on-demand TV streaming service tailored specifically to traditional American families, announced today that it will add UPtv to its service in the coming weeks. All Frndly TV customers will be able to stream UPtv content for no additional cost.
With the addition of UPtv, Frndly TV grows to 13 different channels delivering live and on-demand programming, including: Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, The Weather Channel, UPtv, Game Show Network, Pixl, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, Light TV, BabyFirst TV, and QVC.
PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci and Scott Nolte
Discussion about two offerings from the Nov. 12 launce of the Disney+ streaming service, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and the live-action film remake of “Lady and the Tramp;” as well as two new Apple TV+ series” “For All Mankind” and “See.” Click here
SERIES RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS
NBC Renews “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for 2020-21
Prior to returning for its seventh season overall (and second on NBC) on Feb. 6, 2020, the Peacock net has greenlit perennial low-rated sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for the 2020-21 TV season.
Last season “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” averaged 3.2 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 overall in the Live+Same Day ratings from Nielsens. After 35 days of linear and digital delayed viewing, the comedy rose to 6.4 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the demo. While never a ratings success on both Fox (from 2013 to 2018) or on NBC at present, the critics have been universally positive.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller. Dan Goor, Mike Schur, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici executive produce. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
“Goliath” Returns for Fourth and Final Season on Amazon
Amazon Prime has greenlit legal drama “Goliath” for one final season, which will mark four seasons on the air. The series, which was the streamer’s first straight-to-series order, follows “a down-and-out lawyer (Billy Bob Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.
“Goliath” was created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.
2019 NFL Regular Season Week 11 Announcer Schedule – Click here
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Alicia Keys will be returning to host “The Grammy Awards” on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET. The announcement comes one week before the Grammy nominees are announced on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 8:20 a.m. ET on “CBS This Morning.”
ON THE AIR TONIGHT
Series premieres: “The Club” and “I’m With the Band” on Netflix; “Dollface” on Hulu…Season premieres: “Llama Llama,“ “The Toys That Made Us” on Netflix; “The Man in the High Castle” on Amazon…“Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO…For the listing of available programs for Friday, November 15 click here