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    [thursday, october 29, 2020]    
12:00 AM IFC baroness von sketch show: did an eagle steal your baby? (#503)
12:01 AM SHUDDER creepshow: a creepshow animated special: survivor type / twittering from the circus of the dead
[special presentation]
3:01 AM BET+ bruh: tba (#122)
  SUNDANCE NOW des: episode 3 (#103)
[1st season finale]
  NETFLIX do do sol sol la la sol: episode 8 (#108)
  AMC+ gangs of london: episode 6 (#107)
  QUIBI last looks: tba (#116)
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: you animal!
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX private lives: episode 8 (#108)
  HBO MAX sesame street: the monster at the end of this story
[special presentation]
  SHUDDER shudder feature film special: may the devil take you too
[special presentation]
  CBSAA star trek: discovery: tba (#303)
  CBSAA that animal rescue show: complete first season (#101-110)
[series premiere]
  CBSAA tooning out the news: tba (#191)
6:30 AM OVATION celebrity antiques road trip: episode 803 (0803CA)
4:30 PM DISNEY hotel transylvania: what lycidias beneath
[2nd season finale]
7:00 PM NGC city so real: welcome to chicago (#101)
[series premiere]
  OVATION death in paradise: death of a detective (0301BA)
[3rd season premiere]
  CARTOON total dramarama: way back wendel (#V229)
  NICK unleashed: got to be kitten me! (#103)
7:30 PM FOX thursday night football: pregame show (#1407)
  CARTOON victor and valentino: carmelita
8:00 PM OXYGEN buried in the backyard: buried in the woods: deadly premonition (#309)
  ABC celebrity family feud: boxers (wbc) vs. ufc and team sebastian vs. jenifer lewis (#608)
[7th season finale]
  OVATION death in paradise: the wrong man (0302BA)
  E! keeping up with the kardashians: things fall apart: covid-19 (#1907)
  LIFETIME married at first sight: the grand finale (#1117-120)
[two-hour special presentation]
  SCIENCE strange evidence: here be monsters
  The CW supernatural: unity (#1517)
  NBC superstore: essential (#601)
[6th season premiere]
  PBS this old house hour, the: generation next (#4205)
8:05 PM NGC city so real: blood sport (#102)
8:20 PM FOX thursday night football: atlanta falcons at carolina panthers (TNF-304)
8:30 PM NBC connecting…: day 82 (#104)
  PBS this old house hour, the: ask this old house "all about windows" (#1905)
9:00 PM E! bradshaw bunch, the: oui oui terr-y (#108)
  CBS cbs special: every vote counts: a celebration of democracy
[one-hour special presentation]
  NBC dateline nbc: return to shalimar way (#120)
  OVATION death in paradise: an artistic murder (0303BA)
  TLC dr. pimple popper: this is zit
  HGTV flip or flop: busy flip (#904)
  TRAVEL ghost adventures: horror at joe exotic zoo (#SP97-120)
[two-hour special presentation]
  OXYGEN injustice with nancy grace: killer in the weeds (#204)
  The CW outpost, the: the key to paradise (#3A04)
  PBS pbs special: metallica and the san francisco symphony: s&m2 (#META)
  ABC press your luck: let's get it! (#203)
[2nd season finale]
  BRAVO southern charm: the good shephard (#701)
[7th season premiere]
  SCIENCE strange evidence: here be monsters
  ID suspicious minds: rumors in the halls (#104)
9:10 PM NGC city so real: with all due respect to the candidate (#103)
10:00 PM CBSSN bellator mma live: mousasi vs. lima (#250)
  WE bridezillas: nigerian queen & quackzilla (#1306)
  OVATION death in paradise: ye of little faith (0304BA)
  TLC dr. pimple popper: before the pop: before the pop: 100 lumps and counting (#110)
  ID evil lives here: shadows of death: truth, lies, and redemption (#101)
[series premiere]
  HGTV house hunters: it takes a village in tucson (#19203)
  TRUTV impractical jokers: dinner party: dinner party show 11 (#V109)
[1st season fall premiere]
  SCIENCE phantom signals: the ghost on the radio (#104)
  BRAVO watch what happens live with andy cohen: natalie portman & matthew mcconaughey (#17176)
10:01 PM ABC match game: joel mchale, jane krakowski, jermaine fowler, caroline rhea, skylar astin, retta (#401)
10:22 PM NGC city so real: if you want to break the machine (#104)
10:30 PM HGTV house hunters international: made in merida (#15208)
  TLC my feet are killing me: first steps: first steps: dangerous digit (#108)
  TRUTV top secret videos: top secret videos 109 (#V101)
[series premiere]
11:00 PM TBS conan: simon pegg
  COMEDY daily show with trevor noah, the: october 29, 2020
  SHOWTIME desus & mero: i can eyeball bushels (#259)
  SUNDANCE deutschland 89: kyrie eleison (#301)
[3rd season premiere]
  TRAVEL holzer files, the: phantom hand (#208)
[2nd season premiere - special time]
  MTV ridiculousness: chanel's birthday
  VICE vice news tonight: thursday, october 29, 2020 (#520)
11:30 PM E! nightly pop: 102920
11:34 PM NGC city so real: you gotta make it or you gotta take it (#105)
[1st season finale]
11:45 PM YOUTUBE released: tba

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 272 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 2044 series
· currently airing (fall 2020) 350 series
· new this fall (yet to premiere) 88 series
· returning this fall (yet to premiere) 83 series
· new this winter (yet to premiere) 36 series
· returning this winter (yet to premiere) 42 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 4 series
· returning this spring (yet to premiere) 2 series
· new in 2020/2021 (date TBA) 178 series
· returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA) 385 series
· canceled/ended (2018-2019 season) 554 series

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Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Goes Out on Top for FOX
Game 6 wraps with the network in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/28/20 - 05:02 PM]
FOX Sports Caps Unprecedented 25th MLB Season as World Series Game 6 Delivers 13.2 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 27.

[10/28/20 - 04:35 PM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "Trial 4" - A Netflix Original Documentary Series
The eight-episode docuseries delves into the story of Sean Ellis, a man who served 22 years in prison after being found guilty of killing Boston Police Detective John Mulligan in 1993.

[10/28/20 - 04:10 PM]
ABC News Announces Special Coverage of 2020 Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3
Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage from New York City joined by "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, "ABC News Live Prime" anchor Linsey Davis, and ABC News' powerhouse political team reporting and providing analysis on the presidential election.

[10/28/20 - 04:02 PM]
Video: "The Baby-Sitters Club" Is Getting a Season 2 - Netflix Futures
Season one is now streaming, only on Netflix.

[10/28/20 - 04:01 PM]
Video: "Alice in Borderland" - Official Trailer - Netflix
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[10/28/20 - 03:31 PM]
Richard Armitage, Cush Jumbo & James Nesbitt Star in the Next Series from Creator Harlan Coben
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[10/28/20 - 02:01 PM]
Investigation Discovery Partners with Acast to Launch Original Slate of True Crime Podcasts
Each podcast will embody a unique format, ranging from traditional narrative true crime series to topical talk show content to companion podcasts designed to complement traditional television programming.

[10/28/20 - 02:00 PM]
CBS Renews Hit Summer Series "Big Brother" for Its 23rd Season
Julie Chen Moonves will return as host.

[10/28/20 - 01:04 PM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Goes Out on Top for FOX
Game 6 wraps with the network in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/28/20 - 01:00 PM]
Amazon Studios Orders New Drama "Things I Know to Be True" with Academy and Emmy Awards Winner Nicole Kidman to Star and Executive Produce
Based on the award-winning play by Andrew Bovell, the project is about the resilience of an enduring marriage and the evolving nature of a family's love.

[10/28/20 - 12:01 PM]
HGTV to Sleigh the Holidays with Full Slate of Original Holiday Programming
Highlights include the quirky new four-part series "Biggest Little Christmas Showdown.

[10/28/20 - 11:30 AM]
Craig Robinson to Host "The Masked Dancer," FOX's Brand-New Celebrity Competition Show, Featuring Panelists Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green, and Ashley Tisdale
The series will feature celebrity contestants shaking their tail feathers, while covered from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes and face masks, leaving audiences to guess their identities.

[10/28/20 - 11:30 AM]
Apple's Global Hit Comedy "Ted Lasso" Lands Early Season Three Renewal
The pickup comes ahead of its second season start of production in London early January.

[10/28/20 - 11:04 AM]
"The Paley Center Presents Law & Order: Before They Were Stars" Looks Back at Franchise's Legacy of Actors
The one-hour special will bow Thursday, November 12 immediately following the season 22 premiere of "Law & Order: SVU."

[10/28/20 - 10:59 AM]
HBO's "Murder on Middle Beach," A Chilling and Deeply Personal Four-Part Documentary Series, Debuts November 15
The documentary series presents Madison Hamburg's complicated journey as a young man determined to solve the unspeakable crime of his mother's murder and absolve the people he loves, while looking for answers within his fractured family and community.