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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/14/20)
HGTV: Fixer To Fabulous (Finale) at 9pm

Fox Television Stations announced the debut of a live, interactive, ad-supported OTT channel positioned for African-American viewers. Fox Soul will “celebrate black culture and highlight the real topics that affect the everyday lives of the African-American community through frank and insightful dialogue,” said the company. Programming includes originals as well as locally produced Fox TV shows. “Fox Soul slaps down misnomers about our people and celebrates our culture and our excellence,” said Tammi Mac, host of The Tammi Mac Late Show. “I could not have asked for a better platform to speak greatness about and into my community.”
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Showtime ordered an eleventh and final season of Shameless, it was announced at the TCA Winter Press Tour. “It will be one last hurrah for the Gallaghers and their unique blend of love and lechery,” Showtime co-president Gary Levine said during the opening presentation. “John Wells and his gifted cast promise to take Shameless out with a bang, and knowing the Gallaghers as we all do, that’s no idle threat.” Also coming back are The L Word: Generation Q and comedy Work in Progress for 10-episode second seasons.
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As Showtime’s Homeland comes to an end this season, series creators and executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon have teamed up with director Greg Barker for The Longest War, which will explore the human stories behind America’s involvement in Afghanistan. The doc will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, April 19 at 10p, following the penultimate episode of Homeland.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix landed the most Oscar nominations, with 24 (including 10 for The Irishman). Disney (including 20th Century Fox, Searchlight and National Geographic) was a close second, with 23 nods, followed by 20 for Sony Pictures.
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Abby Huntsman is leaving her perch on ABC talker The View after 16 months to help her father, Jon Huntsman’s gubernatorial campaign in Utah, and spend more time with her family. “I always will appreciate this opportunity, but as you guys known, my number one priority has always been my family,” said Huntsman on Monday.
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As cord-cutting increases, Antennas Direct has acquired Mohu, to become the largest company in the US delivering TV antennas to the over-the-air market. Antennas Direct will integrate Mohu’s indoor antennas alongside Cord Cutters’ outdoor antennas, ClearStream. The efficiencies generated are expected allow Antennas Direct to invest in research to further the category.
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Marblemedia has acquired the rights to The Other Boy, M.G. Hennessey’s bestseller about a transgender boy on the cusp of puberty. The novel will be developed as a light comedic drama series for family audiences, with Hennessey onboard as a consultant.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Back Roads Entertainment announced the launch of its new headquarters in Austin, Texas, and the appointment of Bret Calvert, whose writing and producing credits include The Biggest Loser, Winsanity and American Bible Challenge, among others, as VP of Development. Back Roads will relocate key staff to Austin, including Manager of Development Alexis O’Donnell.
(Source: Cynopsis)

During its turn at the Winter TCA Press Tour, Showtime announced premiere dates for new and returning shows and docu-series. Four-part doc The Trade premieres March 6; Don Cheadle comedy Black Monday is back for season two on March 15 at 10p; docu-series Vice, formerly at HBO, will be revived March 29 at 8p; Penny Dreadful: City of Angels makes its debut April 26 at 10p; Billions returns for season five on May 3 at 9p; Love Fraud will launch at the Sundance Film Festival, then land on TV May 8; and season three of The Chi arrives July 5 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sports docu-series All or Nothing returns to Amazon Prime Video on Friday, February 7, this time focused on the Philadelphia Eagles. Jon Hamm (Mad Men) is back as narrator of the eight episodes.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of comedic mystery series Agatha Raisin starts streaming on Acorn TV on Monday, February 10, with three movie-length installments airing weekly.
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TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar programming stunt is back for the 25th year. The showcase kicking off February 1 celebrates “360 Degrees of Oscar,” with each featured film connected to the following film by an actor or actress starring in both pictures.
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Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) has joined the season two cast of Apple TV+ series See, starring Jason Momoa…Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) will recur on HBO Max post-apocalyptic drama Station Eleven.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hallmark Channel ranked as the highest-rated and most-watched cable network among W25-54 in the fourth quarter for the fourth consecutive year. For the sixth year in a row, the net also ranked as the #1 entertainment network in Q4 among Women 18+, helped by “Countdown to Christmas,” the year’s most-watched holiday programming event on cable.
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Univision dance competition Mira Quién Baila All Stars reached over 4 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the two-hour season two premiere on Sunday. The show averaged 1.9 million Total Viewers 2+, 729,000 A18-49 and 316,000 A18-34.
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Night 2 of Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time grew over the prior nightin Live+3 Nielsens to average 16.5 million viewers (+2%), holding even with night 1 among A18-49 (2.7/13), and ranking as Wednesday’s dominant #1 program in Total Viewers and A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $91 million

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