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    [friday, december 04, 2020]    
12:01 AM AMAZON amazon feature film special: sound of metal
[special presentation]
  APPLE TV+ apple tv+ special: mariah carey's magical christmas special
[special presentation]
  HULU brassic (united kingdom): season 2 (#201-206)
[2nd season premiere]
  APPLE TV+ earth at night in color: part 1 (#101-106)
[series premiere]
  HULU hardy boys, the: season 1 (#101-113)
[series premiere]
  AMAZON small axe: education (#103)
  AMAZON sons of the soil: jaipur pink panthers: season 1
[series premiere]
  APPLE TV+ stillwater: season 1
[series premiere]
3:01 AM NETFLIX barrier, the: tba (#113)
[1st season finale]
  DISNEY+ beyond the clouds: where it all began (#101)
[series premiere]
  NETFLIX bhaag beanie bhaag: season 1
[series premiere]
  NETFLIX big mouth: season 4
[4th season premiere]
  NETFLIX captain underpants mega blissmas: one-off special
[special presentation]
  DISNEY+ disney+ feature film special: godmothered
[special presentation]
  DISNEY+ disney+ feature film special: mulan
[special presentation]
  HBO MAX euphoria: trouble don't last always
[one-hour special presentation]
  NETFLIX great british baking show, the: holidays (united kingdom): season 3
[3rd season premiere]
  DISNEY+ mandalorian, the: chapter 14 (#206)
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: bombay rose
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: christmas crossfire
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: leyla everlasting
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: mank
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX pokémon journeys: the series (japan): pokémon journeys: the series - part 3
[23rd season winter premiere]
  NETFLIX selena: the series: part 1
[series premiere]
  CBSAA tooning out the news: tba (#208)
  DISNEY+ wonderful world of mickey mouse, the: keep on rollin' / the big good wolf (#105/106)
7:00 AM A&E live rescue: rewind #42
8:00 AM A&E live rescue: rewind #43
8:30 AM DISNEY mira, royal detective: the case of the mysterious girl / mystery on the waterfront
9:00 AM DISNEY puppy dog pals: a christmas mission in toyland / nine lights tonight!
9:30 AM DISNEY t.o.t.s.: hug-a-pip / out of control tower
11:00 AM NICK blue's clues & you! : blue's night before christmas (#208)
11:30 AM NICK ryan's mystery playdate: ryan's christmas time special! (#999)
12:00 PM NICK bubble guppies: the guppies save christmas! (#515)
6:00 PM FACEBOOK kinderfänger: tba (#106)
7:00 PM NICK astronauts, the: day 33 (#105)
7:30 PM DISNEY JUNIOR doc mcstuffins: the doc is in
[special presentation]
  NICK nickelodeon special: kid of the year
[one-hour special presentation]
8:00 PM The CW cw special, the: the hollywood christmas parade greatest moments
[two-hour special presentation]
  OXYGEN dateline nbc: the motive (#SU934)
  DISNEY disney channel special: disney holiday magic quest
  DISCOVERY gold rush: tba (#1107)
  CBS macgyver: resort + desi + riley + window cleaner + witness (#MAC415)
[5th season premiere]
  HGTV my lottery dream home: mountain high dreams (#1103)
  ABC shark tank: episode 1207 (#1207)
  LIFETIME too close for christmas
[original telefilm]
  PBS washington week: episode 6023 (#6023)
  FOX wwe's friday night smackdown: 120420 (WWE-2249)
8:30 PM PBS firing line with margaret hoover: episode 423 (#423)
  ESPN thursday night college football: louisiana at appalachian state
8:50 PM DISNEY disney fam jam: jolly holidance
9:00 PM PEACOCK amber ruffin show, the: tba (#109)
[1st season finale]
  HISTORY ancient aliens: the galactic keyhole (#1516)
  HGTV biggest little christmas showdown: a tiny dickens christmas (#101)
  NBC dateline nbc: fr3011
  FOOD diners, drive-ins & dives: america's favorites: fantastic flavortown finds (#1R4R02-60)
  DISCOVERY gold rush: white water: tba (#404)
  A&E live rescue: live rescue - 12.04.20
  WE love after lockup: life after lockup: life after lockup: secret lives & prison wives (#321)
  CBS magnum p.i.: double jeopardy (#MPI301)
[3rd season premiere]
  OWN ready to love: tba (#207)
  SHOWTIME showtime special: macho: the hector camacho story
[special presentation]
  PEACOCK wilmore: tba (#111)
[1st season finale]
9:01 PM ABC 20/20: tba
10:00 PM CBS blue bloods: triumph over trauma (#BB1101)
[11th season premiere]
  DISCOVERY gold rush: tba
  HGTV martha knows best: winter is coming (#207)
  TRAVEL paranormal caught on camera: high school shadow figure and more (#317)
  OWN put a ring on it: tba (#107)
  CINEMAX warrior: man on the wall (#210)
[2nd season finale]
10:30 PM HGTV martha knows best: new year, new garden (#208)
[2nd season finale]
11:00 PM BBCA graham norton show, the: mariah carey, nadiya hussain, tim peake and gary barlow (#2808)

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2020-2021 season) 46 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 1628 series
· currently airing (fall 2020) 367 series
· new this winter (yet to premiere) 137 series
· returning this winter (yet to premiere) 121 series
· new this spring (yet to premiere) 4 series
· returning this spring (yet to premiere) 4 series
· new this summer (yet to premiere) 2 series
· returning this summer (yet to premiere) 1 series
· new in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 189 series
· returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 396 series
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 260 series

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Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping "The Masked Singer" on FOX
The network leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/03/20 - 02:04 PM]
NBC's Critically Acclaimed Comedy "Superstore" to Conclude at the End of Its Current Sixth Season
There are currently 11 more episodes to air this season, which will end in the spring.

[12/03/20 - 12:36 PM]
LMN Rings in the New Year with Thirteen New Premieres Including the Return of the Network's Successful "Wrong" Movie Franchise with Five New Films
Eric Roberts, Tracy Nelson, Samaire Armstrong, Anna Marie Dobbins, Michael Pare, Tom Sandoval, Jessica Morris, Jason-Shane Scott and Michael Madsen are among the featured talent.

[12/03/20 - 12:02 PM]
New CBS Drama "The Equalizer," Starring Queen Latifah, to Launch Immediately Following CBS Sports' Broadcast of "Super Bowl LV" on Feb. 7, 2021
Two weeks earlier, CBS' hit show "FBI," television's #2 drama, will air immediately following another one of television's biggest events, the NFL's AFC Championship Game, on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.

[12/03/20 - 11:56 AM]
"Beyond the Pole: Living Under Lockdown," 90 Minute Special, Premieres Thursday, December 17 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
When Atlanta shuts down its famous nightlife scene due to a global pandemic, the clubs' exotic dancers, bartenders, and bottle girls struggle to find income streams.

[12/03/20 - 11:46 AM]
The Past Is Dead, But the Future Is Bright - "Fear the Walking Dead" Is Coming Back for a 7th Season
AMC broke the news this morning through social media.

[12/03/20 - 11:31 AM]
"Bounce Trumpet Awards" to Honor Naomi Campbell, Yara Shahidi, Stacey Abrams, & Tommie Smith as 2020 Recipients in Special Year Paying Tribute to Those Fighting for Social Justice
This year's 29th annual ceremony will honor individuals who have risen to fight social injustice for Black Americans and will premiere on Sunday, December 13.

[12/03/20 - 11:00 AM]
IMDb TV and Amazon Studios Expand Original Slate with True Crime Docu-series
"Moment of Truth" will premiere early in 2021 on IMDb TV, Amazon's premium free streaming service.

[12/03/20 - 10:41 AM]
Warner Bros. Pictures Group Announces Innovative, Hybrid Distribution Model for Its 2021 Theatrical Slate
Following the one month HBO Max access period domestically, each film will leave the platform and continue theatrically in the U.S. and international territories, with all customary distribution windows applying to the title.

[12/03/20 - 10:06 AM]
TBS and Team Coco to Reveal New Line of Limited Edition Conan Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures on "Conan" on December 7
Bringing holiday cheer on December 7-18, TBS and Team Coco will host a sweepstakes on air and on social media, giving fans a chance to win the figures.

[12/03/20 - 09:53 AM]
YouTube Originals Greenlights "Light Speed" A New Scientific Learning Series from Seeker Spotlighting High-Adrenaline Car Racing at Australia's World Solar Challenge
This new series will premiere globally on the Seeker YouTube Channel on December 7.

[12/03/20 - 09:05 AM]
YouTube Originals Announces Full Lineup and New Mini Documentaries for Part Two of "Bear Witness, Take Action" Hosted by Common and Keke Palmer Premiering December 5
The special is produced by the SpringHill Company, Fly on the Wall Entertainment, Hudlin Entertainment and Byron Phillips.

[12/03/20 - 09:05 AM]
discovery+ Announces Exclusive Original Series Debuting in January 2021
At launch on January 4, discovery+ will have the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service, including more than 50 original titles and over 150 hours of exclusive content.

[12/03/20 - 09:04 AM]
The Fates Have News! Heron's Adventures Will Continue in Season 2 of "Blood of Zeus"
Netflix confirmed the renewal on social media this morning.

[12/03/20 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping "The Masked Singer" on FOX
The network leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/03/20 - 07:31 AM]
Video: "Firefly Lane" - Official Teaser Trailer - Netflix
Starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke and based on the bestselling novel by Kristin Hannah, the series is coming soon to Netflix.