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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/3/19)
HGTV: My Lottery Dream Home (Premiere) at 9pm
VH1: Grown & Sexy (Premiere) at 9:30pm

(SATURDAY 1/4/19)
ANIMAL PLANET: Crikey! It’s The Irwins: Croc-lossal Edition (Premiere) at 10pm
DISCOVERY FAMILY: Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (Premiere) at 9am
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Texas Flip N Move (Premiere) at 8pm
HGTV: Say Yes To The Nest (Premiere) at 10pm
NICKELODEON: Cousins For Life (Premiere) at 8:30pm
TLC: Say Yes To The Dress (Premiere) at 8pm
YES: Homegrown: The Bridge To Brooklyn (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Surviving R. Kelly (Finale) at 10pm

(SUNDAY 1/5/19)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: The 2019 Golden Globe Awards at 6pm
NBC: The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at 8pm
DIY: Building Alaska (Premiere) at 9pm
FOOD: Worst Cooks In America (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Beachfront Bargain Hunt (Premiere) at 8pm and 8:30pm
HGTV: Island Life (Premiere) at 10pm and 10:30pm
ID: Evil Lives Here (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Lake Erie Murders (Premiere) at 10pm
INSP: The Cowboy Way (Premiere) at 8pm
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL: Air Disasters (Premiere) at 8pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Houdini’s Last Secrets (Premiere) at 10pm
WEATHER CHANNEL: Trapped (Premiere) at 9pm
GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY: Flea Market Flip (Finale) at 8pm

Fox competition The Masked Singer scored the second-best debut among A18-49 of any series (excluding sports) this season. The premiere delivered a hefty 2.9 rating – just below 3.0 for NBC’s This Is Us. Masked Singer, featuring costumed celebs, also drew 9.21 million viewers, the season’s fifth-best among broadcast nets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A deadline extension wasn’t enough to keep 33 Tribune Broadcasting stations alive on Charter Spectrum systems. When a carriage agreement hadn’t been reached by Wednesday evening, a blackout affecting six million viewers took effect. Also in the dark is Tribune’s WGN America for 14 million subscribers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Today is the last day on the job for NBC News consultant William Arkin, who wrote in a memo that he has found himself “completely out of synch with the network, being neither a day-to-day reporter nor interested in the Trump circus.” Arkin, who has worked with NBC on and off for almost 30 years, concluded, “I am sure that once Trump leaves center stage, society will have a gigantic media hangover. Thus for NBC – and for everyone else – there is challenge and opportunity ahead. I’d particularly like to think and write more about that.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Taye Diggs has been tapped to serve as host for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, airing live on CW Sunday, January 13. “I am truly honored and ridiculously excited,” said Diggs, who stars in CW’s All American.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Journalist Susan Li, who has been freelancing for Fox Business Network since April 2018, has signed on as a New York-based FBN business correspondent. Previously, Li served as co-anchor of CNBC’s Asia Squawk Box.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2019 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase named 21 participants to perform in six shows starting January 15 in LA. Stephen Guarino (I’m Dying Up Here) will be back to direct, with Sheila Carrasco (Jane the Virgin) serving as head writer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The CW ordered a pilot for DC drama Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose, from Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television and writer Caroline Dries. David Nutter (Arrow) is set to direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A limited series starring and exec-produced by Ewan McGregor about the rise and fall of fashion designer Halston is in the works at Legendery Television. Simply Halston producer is Killer Films.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix comedy Turn Up Charlie, starring Idris Elba (Luther) as struggling DJ-turned-“manny,” premieres Friday, March 15. Also on the streamer, season two of Marvel’s The Punisher launches Friday, January 18.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Killing Eve is back for season two on Sunday, April 7, at 8p on BBC America. Drama focused on an MI6 operative and a psychopath assassin picks up “exactly 36 heart-thumping seconds after the events of the season finale,” said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Entertainment Networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of FX comedy Better Things debuts Thursday, February 28, at 10p. Among the new faces this go-round: Sharon Stone, Matthew Broderick, Judy Reyes and Cree Summer, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BET’s first original digital series, Wig Out, starring celebrity hairstylist Cliff Vmir, launches Sunday, January 13, across all BET digital platforms. Eight-parter follows Vmir and his crew in Atlanta.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday, January 13, at 8:30p brings the season-two debut of countdown series The Top Ten Revealed on AXS TV, followed five days later by the series launch of WOW – Women of Wrestling on Friday, January 18, at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings buckles up for a return to Discovery on Motor Mondays starting January 14 at 9p. Unlike traditional racing, no prep racers drive on tracks that have not been primed with traction compounds, which help bond tire rubber to the concrete surface. Racers compete for cash and prizes valued at over $500,000.
(Source: Cynopsis)

New series Lost Gold, following brothers on the hunt for missing treasure, can be found on Travel Channel starting  Monday, January 14, at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

E!’s Busy Tonight returns Monday, January 7, in a new 11p timeslot (the show launched in October at 10p). Upcoming guests on the Tina Fey exec-produced late-nighter include Michelle Williams, Connie Britton, Daniel Radcliffe and Jonathan Van Ness.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet’s 15th Puppy Bowl airs Sunday, February 3, at 3p (tail-gating preshow starts at 2p). The first half of Puppy Bowl XVB is sponsored by STXfilms’ Ugly Dolls, while Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets 2 sponsors part two. And this year, in addition to tumbling and touchdowns, the pups all take Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Tests to see what they’re really made of.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Documentary USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter, a scientific detective story focused on the final voyage of an ill-fated ship, premieres on PBS on Tuesday, January 8, at 10p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS, which has yet to renew its deal with Nielsen, which expired December 31, said on Thursday that the companies were at a “contractual impasse.” The company added, “We continue to be open to negotiating a fair deal that makes strategic and financial sense for CBS.” Nielsen said it expects to arrive at “a mutually beneficial agreement.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Women-first social network Bumble is partnering with tennis champ/entrepreneur Serena Williams, who will serve as Global Advisor to help reinforce the brand’s mission to empower women around the world. The campaign, developed, produced, and led by a team composed entirely of women, will highlight the importance of making the first move with a campaign titled “The Ball Is in Her Court.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube, exclusive live-streaming partner for Coachella for the ninth year, will for the first time present live content over both weekends – April 12-14 and April 19-21 – of the event. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium subscribers will have exclusive access to an allocation of passes via codes they receive via email today.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The first late-night segment of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest (11:30p-12:33P) topped late night with 18.6 million viewers on average and a 5.7 rating/25 share among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On cable news nets, CNN’s New Year’s Eve special, hosted by Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, drew 1.82 million viewers from 8p-12:30p, versus 1.38 million for Fox News and 1.08 million for MSNBC.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney|ABC Television boasts its “25 Days of Christmas” programming across ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior reached more than 134 million unique total viewers, or 44% of the viewers in U.S. TV households. Freeform was the No. 1 cable network during the event (6:00-11:00 p.m.) among W18–4 and F12–34, the 9th straight year Freeform has led in those two Nielsen measures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor and writer Herb Ellis, who helped Jack Webb create Dragnet, died December 26. He was 97. In addition to Dragnet, Ellis appeared on shows including Escape and Dangerous Assignment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Escape Room – Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani, Yorick Van Wageningen, Jessica Sutton

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $40 million

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

NYLottery.NY.gov

POWERBALL
Saturday’s Jackpot is $69 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

NYLottery.NY.gov

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