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    [thursday, december 03, 2020]    
12:00 AM SUNDANCE a word, the: episode 5 (#305)
  IFC baroness von sketch show: don't call me lady (#508)
[series finale]
3:01 AM HBO MAX 12 dates of christmas: tba (#104-106)
  NETFLIX chico bon bon and the very berry holiday: one-off special
[special presentation]
  SUNDANCE NOW commons, the: episode 1 (#101)
[series premiere]
  HBO MAX euphoria: trouble don't last always
[one-hour special presentation]
  HBO MAX flight attendant, the: tba (#104/105)
  UMC for the love of jason: tba (#103)
  HBO MAX full bloom: tba (#107/108)
[1st season finale]
  HBO MAX hbo max special: my gift: a christmas special from carrie underwood
[special presentation]
  HBO MAX heaven's gate: the cult of cults: limited series (#101-104)
[series premiere]
  HBO MAX looney tunes cartoons: bugs bunny's 24-carrot holiday special
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: break
[special presentation]
  NETFLIX netflix feature film special: just another christmas (tudo bem no natal que vem)
[special presentation]
  SUNDANCE NOW riviera: episode 5 (#305)
  BET+ ruthless: tba (#116)
  HBO MAX sesame street: tba (#5104)
  SHUDDER shudder feature film special: anything for jackson
[special presentation]
  CBSAA star trek: discovery: tba (#308)
  HBO MAX stylish with jenna lyons: season 1 (#101-108)
[series premiere]
  UMC terror lake drive: tba (#102)
[time slot premiere]
  CBSAA texas 6: tba (#104)
  CBSAA tooning out the news: tba (#207)
  HBO MAX valley of tears: tba (#107/108)
  HBO MAX veneno: tba (#105/106)
9:00 AM NICK kinderwood: a kinderwood holiday/snowball effect/hop to the top (#106)
[series premiere]
12:00 PM YOUTUBE pinkfong wonderstar: tba
[series premiere]
7:00 PM OVATION death in paradise: the complex murder (0501BA)
[5th season premiere]
  NICK top elf: super vest to impress (#203)
8:00 PM DISCOVERY battlebots: return of the bots (#501)
[5th season premiere]
  OXYGEN buried in the backyard: in the dark of night (#314)
  The CW cw special, the: iheartradio jingle ball greatest moments
[one-hour special presentation]
  OVATION death in paradise: one for the road (0502BA)
  A&E first 48 presents critical minutes, the: the case that haunts me 2 (#109)
  HGTV flipping across america: desert oasis (#2R1R01)
[2nd season premiere]
  FOX fox sports special: mls playoffs 2020: western conference semifinal (TNF-308)
[special presentation]
  MTV jersey shore family vacation: tba (#404)
  ABC station 19: we are family (#403)
  NICK unleashed: let’s get physi-goat! (#108)
  NBC voice, the: the voice holiday celebration (#1914)
[new episode - special night]
  CBS young sheldon: bible camp and a chariot of love (#YS404)
8:31 PM CBS b positive: joint pain (#BPO105)
9:00 PM FYI barrett-jackson revved up: live auctions are back! (#201)
[2nd season premiere]
  WE braxton family values: love after lockdown (#704)
  OVATION death in paradise: posing in murder (0503BA)
  TLC dr. pimple popper: this is zit
  A&E first 48, the: childhood friend/magic bullet (#434)
  ABC grey's anatomy: you'll never walk alone (#1704)
  OXYGEN injustice with nancy grace: murder and immunity (#209)
  NBC law & order: special victims unit: remember me in quarantine (#2203)
[22nd season winter finale]
  SCIENCE mysteries of the abandoned: into the murder labyrinth (#801)
[8th season premiere]
  BRAVO southern charm: monumental challenge (#705)
  HISTORY swamp people: serpent invasion: skunk ape alley / venom warriors (#201/202)
[two-hour 2nd season premiere]
  ID time to kill, a: a bomb in broad daylight (#112)
[1st season winter premiere]
  E! total bellas: a bella babymoon (#603)
  The CW world's funniest animals: episode 112 (#112)
[new episode - special night]
9:01 PM CBS mom: astronauts and fat trimmings (#MOM804)
9:30 PM CBS unicorn, the: it's the thought that counts (#UNI203)
10:00 PM FYI barrett-jackson revved up: collector car trends (#202)
  WE bridezillas: uhhhzilla & gagzilla (#1310)
  USA chrisley knows best: build a baby (#814)
  SCIENCE conspiracies decoded: revenge of the nazi doppelganger (#101)
[series premiere]
  NBC dateline nbc: th3011 (#060)
  OVATION death in paradise: a personal murder (0504BA)
  ID evil lives here: shadows of death: lost highway (#105)
  TRAVEL holzer files, the: blood in the water (#204)
  HGTV house hunters: buying 101 in south dakota (#19705)
  TRUTV impractical jokers: dinner party: tba (#V206)
  A&E killer cases: the doctor is dead (#104)
[series premiere]
  DISCOVERY rocket around the xmas tree: oh, tannen-bomb! (#101)
[series premiere]
  BRAVO watch what happens live with andy cohen: leva bonaparte & madison lecroy (#17196)
  TLC when skin goes wrong: totally abscessed! (#103)
[1st season finale]
10:01 PM ABC million little things, a: writings on the wall (#302)
10:30 PM HGTV house hunters international: traveling solo to madrid (#15603)
  USA miz & mrs: dirt sheet duo rides again (#210)
  TRUTV top secret videos: tba (#V106)
11:00 PM TBS conan: simon pegg
  COMEDY daily show with trevor noah, the: december 3, 2020 (#3508)
  SYFY movie show, the: the movie show does horror (#103)
[time slot premiere]
  E! nightly pop: 120320
  VICE vice news tonight: thursday, december 3, 2020 (#536)
11:30 PM VICE cari & jemele (won't) stick to sports: tba (#111)

[status] [# of series]
· canceled/ended (2020-2021 season) 46 series
· on hiatus or fate to be determined 1623 series
· currently airing (fall 2020) 365 series
· new this winter (yet to premiere) 99 series
· returning this winter (yet to premiere) 119 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) 190 series
· returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA) 395 series
· canceled/ended (2019-2020 season) 260 series

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Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet once again leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[12/02/20 - 01:05 PM]
Bonus Episodes of "Baroness von Sketch Show" Added to Series' Final Season
The five bonus episodes will premiere on IFC Wednesdays beginning February 24, 2021.

[12/02/20 - 12:31 PM]
AMC+ Airs First-Ever "The Walking Dead Holiday Special" on Sunday, December 13
As previously announced, the six new episodes will debut Sunday, February 28 at 9:00/8:00c followed by a new episode of "Talking Dead" each week.

[12/02/20 - 12:16 PM]
ESPN & ABC Combine to Nationally Televise All Five NBA Christmas Day Games with 13 Consecutive Hours of Live Event Coverage
This marks ESPN's 19th season of Christmas Day game coverage.

[12/02/20 - 12:05 PM]
College Football Catapults Viewership Across ESPN Networks to Register Record Thanksgiving Weekend
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28.

[12/02/20 - 10:40 AM]
Video: All-New Extended Trailer for "The Masked Dancer," Premiering Sunday, December 27 on FOX!
The spin-off series will regularly air on Wednesday nights beginning January 6.

[12/02/20 - 10:34 AM]
OWN Expands Popular Friday Night Unscripted Series Lineup with "Belle Collective" Premiering January 15
The new series centers on the personal and professional lives of five successful, glamourous boss women who are redefining what it means to be a southern belle in Jackson, Mississippi.

[12/02/20 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Renews Six-Man Football Docuseries "Texas 6" for Second Season
The first three episodes are currently available to stream exclusively on CBS All Access, with new episodes available on-demand weekly on Thursdays beginning tomorrow.

[12/02/20 - 09:56 AM]
Video: All-New Extended Trailer for "Call Me Kat," Premiering Sunday, January 3 on FOX!
As previously announced, the Mayim Bialik-led comedy premieres Sunday, January 3.

[12/02/20 - 09:03 AM]
Tubi Adds "The Masked Dancer" to Its Expanding Lineup of FOX Entertainment Programming
Episodes will be made available on Tubi shortly after their linear premiere.

[12/02/20 - 09:02 AM]
Ken Jeong and Joel McHale Count Down to 2021 on the All-New Special "FOX's New Year's Eve Toast & Roast 2021" (working title) Thursday, December 31, on FOX
Jeong and McHale will commemorate the past year from coast-to-coast with a live, three-and-a-half-hour "Toast & Roast" to 2020.

[12/02/20 - 09:01 AM]
FOX Unmasks a Fifth Season of Television's #1 Entertainment Show, "The Masked Singer"
"This show brings joy to so many families across the country, especially during these trying times, and we can't wait to get even more celebrities suited up in crazy costumes for an hour of pure fun every week," said Rob Wade.

[12/02/20 - 09:01 AM]
Discovery Announces the Global Launch of discovery+, The Definitive Streaming Service for the Best Real Life Entertainment in the World, Debuting January 4, 2021
Verizon will accelerate adoption of discovery+ in the U.S. with an exclusive offer that makes original programming and on-demand favorites available to new and existing customers with select plans.

[12/02/20 - 09:01 AM]
Adult Swim Greenlights Half-Hour Comedy "Teenage Euthanasia"
Set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future, "Teenage Euthanasia" centers around the Fantasy Family and their inland Florida funeral home, Tender Endings.

[12/02/20 - 08:59 AM]
Stream "Euphoria" Special Episode Early on HBO Max
HBO Max is surprising fans with an early late-night premiere of a new special episode on Thursday, December 3.

[12/02/20 - 08:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet once again leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.