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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/25/19)
CINEMAX: Strike Back Revolution (Premiere) at 10pm
COOKING CHANNEL: Crazy Cakes (Premiere) at 11pm
DISNEY: Sydney To The Max (Premiere) at 8:30pm
REELZ: I Lived with A Killer (Premiere) at 8pm

(SATURDAY 1/26/19)
DIY: Philly Revival (Premiere) at 9pm
FYI: The Ride That Got Away (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: James McAvoy, Musical Guest: Meek Mill at 11:30pm
ID: Deadly Deception (Finale) at 9pm
NICK: Knight Squad (Finale) at 9pm
TLC: Four Weddings (Finale) at 9pm

(SUNDAY 1/27/19)
TBS & TNT: The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8pm
NICK: Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty (Premiere) at 11:30am
SHOWTIME: The Circus: Inside The Wildest Political Show On Earth (Premiere) at 8pm
ANIMAL PLANET: Crikey! It’s The Irwins (Finale) at 8pm
ID: The Lake Erie Murders (Finale) at 10pm
SCIENCE: Houdini’s Last Secrets (Finale) at 10pm
STARZ: Outlander (Finale) at 8pm

Netflix’s Queer Eye is heading to Japan to film a four-episode special. Stars Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Tan France and Bobby Berk will travel across the globe where, according to a Twitter post, they’ll enlist the help of “local tastemakers to make-better a new group of heroes, while they learn and experience Japanese cuisine, fashion design, grooming and culture firsthand.” The show’s third season premieres later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BuzzFeed is cutting roughly 15 percent of its workforce worldwide, or about 220 jobs. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. CEO Jonah Peretti revealed in a memo to staff that while BuzzFeed reached $300 million in revenue in 2018, “revenue growth by itself isn’t enough to be successful in the long run. The restructuring we are undertaking will reduce our costs and improve our operating model so we can thrive and control our own destiny, without ever needing to raise funding again.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nielsen, which began as a privately held company and then went public, private and public again, might be going private again, according to the New York Post. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said private equity firms are weighing a $10 billion bid for the media and marketing giant, with suitors including Blackstone Group, where former Nielsen CEO David Calhoun is a senior managing director.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WNET, parent company of New York PBS stations Thirteen and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, is launching All Arts, a free 24-hour broadcast and streaming channel dedicated to dance, film, literature, music, theater and other art forms, that will feature a mix of original shows as well as archival programming from WNET’s 50-year history of arts broadcasting. The channel goes live on Monday, January 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animal Planet green-lit a second season of Crikey! It’s the Irwins. The series shares the work of the Irwin family, Terri, Bindi and Roberts, as they continue Steve Irwin’s mission to bring people close to animals and inspire wildlife conservation. “I am incredibly honored to be continuing Steve’s legacy and to be encouraging everyone to take a stand to help protect wildlife and wild places,” said Terri Irwin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

National Geographic Films green-lit Rebuilding Paradise from Ron Howard and Imagine Documentaries. The film will follow the community of Paradise, CA, as it attempts to rebuild following the devastation of the 2018 California wildfires.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC renewed unscripted series Ride with Norman Reedus for a fourth season just ahead of its season three premiere on Sunday, February 10, at 12a. The show’s entire third season will be available early to AMC Premiere customers on Friday, February 8.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix picked up a 10-episode fourth season of F Is for Family, the animated series form Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Television and Gaumont Television. Created by Bill Burr and Michael Price (The Simpsons), the show is set in the 1970s.
(Source: Cynopsis

YouTube Premium ordered a second season of Liza on Demand. The half-hour comedy, created by and starring Liza Koshy, follows the misadventures Liza happens on while taking on various tasks and odd jobs. Production begins in the spring and the show will premiere later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has green-lit a Friends-In-Law pilot, again. The comedy, from The McCarthys creator and EP Brian Gallivan, Tom Werner and Warner Bros. TV, was originally ordered to pilot and developed by the network last season. Written by Gallivan, the project follows Brian and Jake, polar opposites who must figure out how to co-exist when their respective best friends decide to get married.
(Source: Cynopsis)

George & George, run by Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine in association with Alan Partridge producer Baby Cow, is developing a TV series based on the best-selling novel Old Baggage, according to Deadline. Written by Lissa Evans, the book explores the legacy of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and one woman’s determination to create a meaningful present in the wake of her own revolutionary past.
(Source: Cynopsis)

USA Network picked up Briarpatch, an anthology drama starring Rosario Dawson (Jane the Virgin). The first season is based on Ross Thomas’ novel of the same name. It follows Allegra “Pick” Dill (Dawson), a determined investigator who returns to her corrupt Texas hometown after her sister is murdered.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry returns to E! on Thursday, February 21, at 8p. The show’s fourth season features reading with celebrities including Howie Mandel, Sofía Vergara, Rebel Wilson and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Valerie Bertinelli hosts families facing off in a fast-paced culinary competition in Food Network’s Family Food Showdown. The new series debuts Sunday, March 3, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Abby’s debuts Thursday, March 28, at 9:30p on NBC. The new 10-episode mid-season comedy stars Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation, Trophy Wife) as a bar owner who has found her true calling.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Pacific premieres Thursday, February 14, at 10p on Ovation. The six-part documentary follows Sam Neill as he journeys to the world’s largest ocean 250 years after Captain James Cook began his epic exploration.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One’s original true crime programming kicks off on Monday, January 28, with premiere episodes of Fatal Attraction at 9p and For My Man at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse Media premieres Fuse Films, a franchise that spotlights independent movies about and by members of underserved communities. The new series begins with Venus, a romantic comedy about a South Asian transgender woman whose life is flipped when she meets the “white” teenaged son she didn’t know she had, on Wednesday, May 1.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 25th annual SAG Awards revealed its second group of presenters for its Sunday, January 27, ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Taking the stage will be Awkwafina, Alec Baldwin, Matt Bomer, Laverne Cox, Richard Madden, Ricky Martin, Tracy Morgan, Chris Pine and Keri Russell. The ceremony, hosted by Megan Mullally, airs live on TNT and TBS at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. and a Red Hot Chili PeppersPost Malone combo are part of the next wave of artists set to perform at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Live from Staples Center and hosted by Alicia Keys, the event airs Sunday, February 10, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released the drama performer pre-nominations for the 46th Daytime Emmy Awards. CBSThe Young and the Restless leads the pack with 21, followed by ABC’s General Hospital with 20, NBC’s Days of Our Lives with 19 and CBSThe Bold and the Beautiful with 13.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen Media debuts Seduced by Evil, the true story of professional con man Derek Alldred, on Saturday, February 9, at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Classic holiday special Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown returns to TV on ABC on Friday, February 8, at 8p. The net is also airing Valentine’s Day-themed episodes of several series, including The Kids Are Alright, black-ish and Splitting Up Together on Tuesday, February 5, at 8:30p, 9p and 9:30p, The Rookie on Tuesday, February 12, at 10p, and The Goldbergs and Single Parents on Wednesday, February 13, at 8p and  9:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Tone Bell takes the stage in his first stand-up special, Tone Bell: Can’t Cancel This, premiering Friday, February 22, at 10p on Showtime. The hourlong special was filmed at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter) have joined the cast of BBC and Amazon comedy FleabagChristopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and Elizabeth Reaser (The Haunting of Hill House) will recur in The Handmaid’s Tale’s upcoming third season on NetflixDustin Ingram (Sun Records) named a key recurring role on upcoming HBO drama series Watchmen… Actor-dancer-model Ava Michelle nabbed a starring role in Netflix’s upcoming high school comedy movie Tall Girl.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon Prime Video is set to launch its first stand-up comedy special, Jim Gaffigan’s Quality Time, later this year. It will be Gaffigan’s seventh such special, five of which were on Netflix.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Instagram and YouTube appear to be the top spots for millennials and Gen Z to get their social video content, according to automated video creation platform Wibbitz. For Gen Z, YouTube ranks #1, followed by Instagram and Twitter. For millennials, Facebook leads the market, followed by YouTube and Instagram.  Another finding: The divergence of mobile and TV viewership is continuing with Gen Z. Millennials watch about 1.7 hours per day on TV sets and two hours on smartphones, while Gen Z spends 2.9 hours per day on smartphones compared to 1.8 hours per day on TV.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The finale of Facebook Watch’s Returning the Favor bows Tuesday, January 29, at 12a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nickelodeon’s Bixler High Private Eye movie was TV’s top telecast on Monday, January 21, among K-11 (2.7/468,000) and T9-14 (2.0/334,000), posting double-digit year-over-year gains with both demos and drawing 1.1 million Total Viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Oxygen’s Dirty John, The Dirty Truth attracted 1.6 million Total Viewers and 591,000 P18-49 across its two airings on Sunday, January 13, and Monday, January 14, in Live+3.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Emmy-winning director James Frawley, who directed The Monkees and 1979’s The Muppet Movie, died on January 22 at his home in Indian Wells, CA. He was 82. Frawley, who was the youngest son of I Love Lucy’s William Frawley, enjoyed a career in television and film that spanned five decades.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES 
The Kid Who Would Be King – Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Rebecca Ferguson, Patrick Stewart, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Denise Gough
Serenity – Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke, Diane Lane, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, Robert Hobbs, Kenneth Fok

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $82 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 $144 million. 

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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