FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MOVIES/ MEGA MILLIONS/ POWERBALL

December 3, 2021

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/3/21)
APPLE TV+: Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler (Premiere)
ID: Chasing Ghislaine (Premiere) at 8pm
IMDB TV: Alex Rider (Premiere)
NAT GEO WILD: Man, Woman, Dog (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Coming Out Colton (Premiere)
OXYGEN: Killer Siblings (Premiere) at 8pm
OXYGEN: Family Massacre (Premiere) at 9pm 
PRIME VIDEO: Harlem (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 12/4/21)
BBC AMERICA: Wild Patagonia (Premiere) at 8pm 
HGTV: Holmes Family Rescue (Premiere) at 8pm
ID: Deadly Affairs: Betrayed by Love (Premiere) at 11pm
HGTV: Outgrown (Finale) at 9pm and 10pm

(SUNDAY 12/5/21)
EPIX: Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records (Premiere) at 10pm
AMC: Fear the Walking Dead (Finale) at 9pm
AMC: The Walking Dead: World Beyond (Finale) at 10:14pm
BBC AMERICA: Doctor Who (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way (Finale) at 8pm

Lifetime has partnered with OLAY for a custom branded content experience during its annual “It’s A Wonderful Lifetime” holiday movie event. Mini-movie “A Merry & Bright Makeover,” featuring Monique Coleman (“High School Musical”), bows during the premiere of Lifetime’s “A Christmas Dance Reunion” tonight, December 3 at 8p. “Our custom mini-movies are a heartfelt and highly engaging way for clients to connect with consumers,” said David DeSocio, EVP Ad Sales & Partnership Marketing, A+E Networks. “Our co-production with OLAY showcases themes of diversity and beauty, it allows the product to shine and personifies themes and values important to the brand.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Byron Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit against McDonald’s, accusing the fast-food chain of racial discrimination, was dismissed by a US judge – but Allen isn’t throwing in the towel. Allen has accused McDonald’s of not advertising with lifestyle channels owned by his Entertainment Studios Networks since their 2009 launch, or with The Weather Channel since Allen bought Weather Group in 2018. The judge ruled Allen’s companies did not press hard enough with McDonald’s only to be rebuffed, but left open the door for an amended complaint. And Allen is stepping through. A lawyer for the media mogul said, “We will be adding more details to the complaint as directed by the court; and fully expect the case to go forward with discovery and trial.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The doctor is not in the house – at least not in New York and Philadelphia. The Fox Station Group yanked syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show” from its New York (which reaches parts of Pennsylvania) and Philly stations after host Dr. Mehmet Oz announced his candidacy for the US Senate in Pennsylvania. Why pull the plug? If Oz’s show continued, other Senate candidates would be entitled to equal time on the program.
(Source: Cynopsis)

No network, no problem! Nominees for the 79th annual Golden Globes awards will be announced on Monday, December 13 at the Beverly Hilton. That’s despite the fact that the 2022 Globes show was canceled by NBC because of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of diversity (a situation it is working to address). Winners will be announced – somehow, somewhere – on Sunday, January 9, the same day the Critic’s Choice Awards will air on The CW.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu pulled a documentary about the November 3 tragedy at Astroworld one day after it premiered, amid backlash from viewers. But Hulu didn’t attribute the move to critics on social media. “Astroworld: Concert From Hell” was “an investigative local news special from ABC13/KTRK-TV in Houston that originally aired on November 20th,” said a Hulu spokesperson. “This was not a Hulu documentary and has since been removed to avoid confusion.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision news anchor Teresa Rodriguez will become the spokesperson for a new company initiative aimed at celebrating the positive contributions of Hispanics in the US, as well as other projects. Details will be announced in early 2022. Rodriguez – who joined the company in 1982 – will leave her role as co-host of Univision’s primetime newsmagazine “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) at the end of this year to focus full-time on her new assignment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Microblogging site Tumblr released its 2021 Year in Review, including a data-driven look at the site’s most talked-about TV shows. “Supernatural” landed at number one, despite coming to an end last year, followed by “Loki,” “The Owl House,” “The Mandalorian” and “Miraculous: Talks of Ladybug & Cat Noir.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Stewart has boarded the cast of ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” restaging of 1979-88 sitcom “The Facts of Life,” airing Tuesday, December 7 at 8p. The former “Daily Show” anchor joins Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Gabrielle Union and Allison Tolman in “a surprise role.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC announced “Let the World See,” a docuseries produced in association with Roc Nation, Westbrook Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Cobble Hill Films that is a companion piece to its upcoming limited series, “Women of the Movement.” “Let the World See,” centered on Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice after the murder of her son, Emmett Till, premieres Thursday, January 6 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Everywoman Studios and the Change Content, the team behind HBO Max and CNN Films’ feature documentary “LFG,” have partnered with Procter & Gamble to launch an impact initiative inspired by the film and focused on gender equality in sports and beyond. Under the #WhenWeValueWomen banner, the campaign will feature “LFG” screenings and events, digital and social engagements, grass roots community outreach and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNBC’s “American Greed” is back for season 15 on Wednesday, January 5 at 10p. The net’s longest-running primetime original series will celebrate its 200th episode during the upcoming run.
(Source: Cynopsis)

There will be a showdown in Sin City when “BattleBots” premieres Thursday, January 6 at 8p on Discovery. More than 60 teams travel to Las Vegas for a chance to take home the greatest prize in the sport: The Giant Nut.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“American Idol” kicks off its fifth season on ABC on Sunday, February 27, with returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and producer/host Ryan Seacrest. Also on the way: ABC’s “Jeopardy! National College Championship,” hosted by Mayim Bialik, airing February 8-11, February 15-18, and February 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A reboot of “Ghost Hunters” series kicks off Saturday, January 1 on discovery+. The original TAPS team, Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango, along with Shari DeBenedetti, reunite to revisit past cases and investigate new hauntings. This is the third home for the show, which aired on Syfy from 2004-2016 and on A&E in 2019-2020.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A&E’s “BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer” provides access into the mind of Dennis Rader, who is currently serving 10 consecutive life sentences. The two-parter premieres Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen special “Alex Murdaugh: Death. Deception. Power.” premieres Sunday, December 12 at 8p, following the story of the South Carolina attorney who, after his wife and son were found murdered in June 2021, admitted to hiring a former client to kill him.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IAB’s annual NewFronts will take place May 2-6, live in-person as well as streamed, concluding virtually on the final day. On May 10-12, IAB Podcast Upfront will take place virtually.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Allen Media Group digital platform HBCUGo.TV, media provider for the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, announced an expanded sports programming roster starting tomorrow, December 4. A double-header match-up features of Howard University (WBB) vs. Hofstra University at 2p and Howard University (MBB) vs. American University at 5:30p available to stream live for free.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Agatha Raisin holiday special “Kissing Christmas Goodbye” premieres on Acorn TV Monday, December 20.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” reached 3.1 million total viewers across TBS and Cartoon Network this past weekend. The inaugural episode premiered on Sunday, November 28 as cable’s #1 new unscripted series of 2021 and delivered the most-watched premiere of the year for both networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Wendy Williams Show” (0.8 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 14% from the week before) moved up sharply in the week ending November 21 with guest-hosts filling in for Williams. That was still no match for top talker “The Dr. Phil Show” (season high 1.9, steady). “The Dr. Oz Show” sunk to a season low 0.5, down 17%.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas movie premieres over Thanksgiving weekend made the network the week’s #1 most-watched network across all of cable among Women 18+ for the ninth consecutive year, and secured Hallmark Channel’s foothold as the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in 4Q21 to-date among Households, Women 18+, Women 25-54 and Total Viewers. On sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, the Saturday night original movie premiere garnered 1.6 million total viewers and 148,000 Women 25-54, elevating the network to be the #2 most-watched network on Saturday among Households.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The premiere of Nickelodeon holiday film “A Loud House Christmas”delivered a 1.9/383,000 among Kids 2-11, a 2.1/252,000 among Kids 6-11 and 881,000 total viewers in Nielsen Live+SD data.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Eddie Mekka, best known to TV audiences for his role as Carmine Ragusa on “Laverne & Shirley,” died November 27 at age 69. “A genuinely good guy and purveyor of cheer whenever things got cheerless,” tweeted Mekka’s former co-star, Michael McKean.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Wolf (Limited Release) – George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Paddy Considine, Terry Notary, Martin McCann, Fionn O’Shea, Lola Petticrew, Eileen Walsh, Senan Jennings, Karise Yansen
Citizen Ashe (Limited Release) – A Documentary on Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Death of Telemarketer (Limited Release) – Lamorne Morris, Jackie Earle Haley, Haley Joel Osment, Alisha Wainwright, Woody McClain, Matt McGorry
Silent Night (Limited Release) – Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Roman Griffin Davis, Annabelle Wallis, Lily-Rose Depp, Sope Dirisu, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Lucy Punch, Rufus Jones, Trudie Styler

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $112 million.

You can now play in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $278 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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EMINEM’S DAUGHTER HAILIE JADE MATHERS PROVES SHE’S HIS BIGGEST FAN WITH SPOTIFY REVEAL

December 2, 2021

EMINEM’S DAUGHTER HAILIE JADE MATHERS PROVES SHE’S HIS BIGGEST FAN WITH SPOTIFY REVEAL
https://www.eonline.com/news/1311833/eminems-daughter-hailie-jade-proves-shes-his-biggest-fan-with-spotify-reveal

CARDI B REACTS AFTER BEING NAMED PLAYBOY’S FIRST-EVER CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN RESIDENCE

December 2, 2021

CARDI B REACTS AFTER BEING NAMED PLAYBOY’S FIRST-EVER CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN RESIDENCE
https://www.eonline.com/news/1311887/cardi-b-reacts-after-being-named-playboys-first-ever-creative-director-in-residence

WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT FIRST LOOK SHEDS LIGHT ON EMMETT TILL’S MOTHER’S STORY STARRING ADRIENNE WARREN (TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL)

December 2, 2021

WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT FIRST LOOK SHEDS LIGHT ON EMMETT TILL’S MOTHER’S STORY STARRING ADRIENNE WARREN (TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL)
https://www.eonline.com/news/1311934/women-of-the-movement-first-look-sheds-light-on-emmett-tills-mothers-story

ALEC BALDWIN TEARFULLY EXPLAINS HOW THE GUN FIRED WITHOUT HIM PULLING THE TRIGGER

December 2, 2021

ALEC BALDWIN TEARFULLY EXPLAINS HOW THE GUN FIRED WITHOUT HIM PULLING THE TRIGGER
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/alec-baldwin-interview-gun-trigger-hammer-halyna-hutchins-rust/

OLSA OSUNDAIRO DENIES JUSSIE SMOLLETT (EMPIRE) CLAIM HE’S A HOMOPHOBE, WORKED PRIDE PARADE

December 2, 2021

OLSA OSUNDAIRO DENIES JUSSIE SMOLLETT (EMPIRE) CLAIM HE’S A HOMOPHOBE, WORKED PRIDE PARADE
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/jussie-smollett-trial-ola-osundairo-gay-bars-pride-parade-homophobic/

LEBRON JAMES IS FREE OF COVID, CLEARED TO PLAY

December 2, 2021

LEBRON JAMES IS FREE OF COVID, CLEARED TO PLAY
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/lebron-james-covid-negative-tests-los-angeles-lakers/

TESSICA BROWN’S (GORILLA GLUE GIRL) HAIR IS FALLING OUT AFTER DYING IT BROWN

December 2, 2021

TESSICA BROWN’S (GORILLA GLUE GIRL) HAIR IS FALLING OUT AFTER DYING IT BROWN
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/gorilla-glue-girl-tessica-brown-hair-falling-out-dye/

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CLARENCE AVANT’S WIFE JACQUELINE’S SHOOTING DEATH

December 2, 2021

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CLARENCE AVANT’S WIFE JACQUELINE’S SHOOTING DEATH
https://www.tmz.com/2021/12/02/clarence-jacqueline-avant-shooting-death-arrest-suspect-murder/

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 2, 2021

December 2, 2021

CELEBRITY NEWS: DECEMBER 2, 2021
http://www.imdb.com/news/celebrity

Charlie Puth (Pop Singer) – 30 years old
Alfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder/ “Harry Potter” movies) – 33 years old
Teairra Mari (R&B Singer) – 34 years old
Daniela Ruah (NCIS: Los Angeles) – 38 years old
Aaron Rodgers (NFL Player) – 38 years old
Jana Kramer (Country Singer) – 38 years old
Britney Spears (Pop Singer) – 40 years old
Nelly Furtado (Singer) – 43 years old
Jason Collins (former NBA Player who announced he was gay) – 43 years old
Monica Seles (Tennis Player) – 48 years old
Wilson J. Heredia (“Rent”) – 50 years old
Anthony “Treach” Criss (Naughty By Nature) – 51 years old
Lucy Liu (Elementary) – 53 years old
Rena Sofa (Soap Opera Actress) – 53 years old