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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/21/20)
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Premiere) at 9pm
FUSE: Kickasso (Premiere) at 11pm
HISTORY: Project Blue Book (Premiere) at 10pm
UNIVISION: Rubi (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Homicide City: Charlotte (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: Hot & Heavy (Finale) at 10pm

Fox Television Stations, Debmar-Mercury and producer Will Packer(Night School, Girls Trip) are teaming to bring back Central Ave as a weekly, nationally syndicated format. The provocative Atlanta-based series had been tested during November sweeps as a weekday strip. “With our consensus being shows like this rarely come along, and with an unusually crowded weekday market this fall, we looked toward the weekends,” said Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus. “Having the entire stage all to itself, we believe Central Ave has a good chance to thrive airing in strong weekend time periods with all original episodes and ultimately return as a weekday strip.” Added Frank Cicha, EVP of Programming for Fox Television Stations, “I thought the test was very well executed, but let’s face it, this is as close as I’ll ever get to hanging out with Will Packer on the weekend.”
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Outstanding film and TV performances were honored Sunday night at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Taking home trophies for small screen work were Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon; Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), as well as the casts of The Crown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and for action performances by a stunt ensemble, Game of Thrones.
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It’s not just the award that had Aniston excited to be part of Apple TV+’s Morning Show cast. Speaking to the press after her win, Aniston said of the #MeToo drama, “I’m so honored to be a part of show that is beginning the conversation and dialogue of an issue that affects each and every one of us all across the world. That has really been an extraordinary experience to explore.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Winners of the Producers Guild of America were announced Saturday night. TV winners included producers for Succession, Fleabag, Chernobyl, Apollo: Missions to the Moon, Leaving Neverland, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, What’s My Name ,and Sesame Street.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Buoyed by the success of its “25 Days of Christmas” and “31 Nights of Halloween” stunts, Freeform is doing a deep dive into Valentine’s Day, it was announced at TCA on Friday. “Love However the FF You Want” runs for eight nights beginning Saturday, February 8. The event includes the Saturday, February 15 premiere of original film The Thing About Harry, as well as V-Day themed episodes of Good Trouble, and the Freeform premieres of Deadpool, Pitch Perfect 2 and The Other Woman.
(Source: Cynopsis)

AMC renewed Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul for a sixth and final 13-episode season. “Greenlighting a prequel to one of the most iconic series in television history is one of the boldest swings that AMC has ever taken. But, thanks to the creative genius of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, it has also been one of the most rewarding,” said Sarah Barnett, president of AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Volvo launched its Volvo Safety Sunday campaign on Monday, offering Super Bowl fans a chance to design and win their ideal Volvo car if a safety is scored during the big game. People can visit VolvoSafetySunday.com to build a vehicle; Volvo will award cars to winners from a pool of $1 million. Sweepstakes runs through February 2. For the uninitiated, a safety is a relatively rare scoring play – which has occurred just 17% of Super Bowl games – that occurs when an offensive team is tackled, loses or fumbles the ball, or commits a penalty in their own end zone, resulting in two points to the defensive team. Another fun fact: Volvo invented the three-point safety belt in 1959, and opened the belt’s patent to all automakers.
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Meryl Streep, Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga will voice Apple TV+ animated short Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, debuting April 17. The 36-minute film is based on the 2017 bestseller of the same name, centered on a 7-year-old boy who learns about the wonders of the planet.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform and Hulu acquired three films from STXfilms: 2017 comedy/drama The Upside, 2018 Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty, and 2019 drama Hustlers. Starting with Pretty in August 2020, the movies will premiere day and date on Freeform and Hulu.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freeform ordered to series drama Last Summer, from eOne and executive producers Bert V. Royal (Recovery Road), with Iron Ocean Productions’ Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple (The Sinner, Limetown). Thriller takes place over the summers of ’93, ’94 and ’95 in small-town Texas. The net also picked up grown-ish for a fourth season and Good Trouble for season three, it was announced at TCA.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor) will host science series Limitless, the actor announced (via video) at Nat Geo’s TCA presentation. The series, which explores different ways to live better for longer, comes from Nutopia and Protozoa Pictures. “We’re hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span. Production starts soon, so wish me luck,” said Hemsworth.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also onboard an upcoming Nat Geo show is Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, who will exec produce a six-part digital series from eOne, Pilot Wave Motion Pictures and RPC Films focused on young women who achieve extraordinary things. “I’m deeply honored to bring awareness to these young women who are the true heroes among us,” said Gadot. “By partnering with National Geographic, I’m tapping into their massive and unparalleled global reach to ensure that #impact is followed by the largest audience possible.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo struck a deal with BBC Studios for two more seasons of Life Below Zero, another season of Life Below Zero: Port Protection, and a new spin-off, Life Below Zero: Next Generation, set to debut in 2021.
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At a Lifetime TCA panel, Dan Pierson exec producer of the revival of reality show Supernanny, said the new iteration will dig deeper than dealing with toddler tantrums, to cover issues like postpartum depression. “You can’t go online without being bombarded by, inundated, awash with advice,” he said. “What we’re missing is wisdom.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime also gave a thumbs up to Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, from Bungalow Media & Entertainment, following the story of the late, predatory financier. The four-hour documentary, slated for a summer premiere, follows Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly and its follow-up. True crime film I Was Lorena Bobbitt and the return of Smart Justice, hosted by Elizabeth Smart, are also on the way.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A five-movie series based on the Ruby Landry novels got the green light from Lifetime. First up: V.C. Andrews’ Ruby, starring Australian twins Raechelle and Karina Banno.
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“I’m very used to criticism, so nothing really fazes me,” said Kim Kardashian West, asked at TCA if she was doing Oxygen’s Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project for the publicity. “I’m one of those not-human souls who can really deal with it. However, I really genuinely just stay focused on cases and people…I’m not just doing it for publicity.” Two-hour special is scheduled to air April 5.
(Source: Cynopsis)

For its 25th anniversary, History is returning to its roots with a focus on core history programming, it was announced at TCA. Programming includes two-hour documentary Auschwitz Untold, narrated by Ben Kingsley, including newly colorized footage and interviews with survivors, on Sunday, January 26 at 9p; three-night mini-series Washington, focused on the first US president and narrated by Jeff Daniels, premiering Sunday, February 16 at 8p; and one-hour doc Black Patriots, featuring NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and centered on the African American experience during the Revolutionary War, premiering Wednesday, February 19 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube ordered season three of comedy Liza on Demand, which launched season two in September. Also on tap is a live event from magician David Blaine, as well as a six-part docu-series that explores the last 50 years of women’s gymnastics, produced by Main Event Media.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Disney+ renewed The World According to Jeff Goldblum for a second season. The service’s first original series from National Geographic will conclude its freshman season on Friday, January 24.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max ordered a pilot for cooking competition series Fantasy Food Fight, produced by Talos Films. Elli Hakami and Julian P. Hobbs serve as executive producers alongside Teri Weideman (Project Runway, Worst Cooks in America).
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Discovery’s multi-platform series Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine is back for season two on Friday, February 21 at 9p. Viewers will also be able to watch a mid-form series about the show on the Discovery GO app that follows Turin’s search for newfound riches.
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Among the original series announced by factual media company CuriosityStream at TCA last week were 4th and Forever: Muck City, focused on two small Florida towns that produce more pro football players per capita than anywhere else; The History of Home, exploring locations from caves to castles; Secrets of the Solar System; and Unsinkable: Japan’s Last Battleship, unraveling the secrets of a WWII boat that wasn’t supposed to sink.
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Family dance competition Disney Fam Jam kicks off Sunday, February 23 at 8:25p on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Series is inspired by choreographer Phil Wright’s Parent Jam online dance classes.
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New Freeform drama Motherland: Fort Salem debuts Wednesday, March 18 at 9p. Series is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country. Another Freeform drama, Siren returns for season three with a two-episode premiere on Thursday, April 2 at 9p.
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Hulu offered a look at new series High Fidelity, inspired by the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby, at TCA. The adaptation flips the main character, record store owner Rob, from man to woman, this time played by Zoe Kravitz (whose mother, Lisa Bonet, appeared in the 2000 film adaptation). “The main things we wanted to keep were the core conflict of the central character who is this hopeless romantic which is fueled by the obsession with pop music, but at the same time a total cynic,” said EP Veronica West. “That core issue for that character seems something really universal even if it’s classically male.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stranger Among Us makes its debut Monday, January 27 at 10p. The new ID series tells stories of social circles turned upside down by the presence of a newcomer.
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Travel Channel’s six-part True Terror with Robert Englund debuts Wednesday, March 18. “We’re delighted at Travel Channel to have the true icon of horror films, Robert Englund, take a ‘stab’ at leading our viewers through these hair-raising tales,” said Matthew Butler, GM, Travel Channel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Electric Entertainment announced its new crime series, Almost Paradise, will premiere on WGN America on Monday, March 30. Christian Kane (The Librarians) stars as a former DEA agent whose early retirement as a gift show owner doesn’t go as planned.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The pilot for new Freeform series Everything’s Gonna Be Okay will have a special airing on Disney sib FX, it was announced at TCA. The FX broadcast is tomorrow, January 22 at 10p. The season finale of another new Freeform series, the revival of Party of Five, will air as a special 90-minute episode on Wednesday, March 4 at 8:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Musician Ozzy Osbourne will be the subject of an A&E “Biography” doc. The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne will premiere at SXSW in March, and air this summer on the network. “This film will take viewers on an incredibly honest and emotional journey into my father’s life that I feel will connect to people in so many ways,” said executive producer Jack Osbourne.
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Showtime stand-up special Mo’Nique & Friends: Live From Atlanta premieres Friday, February 7 at 10p. The hour-long special also features newcomers including Prince T-Dub, Just Nesh, Tone-X and Correy Bell alongside veteran comedian Donnell Rawlings (Chappelle’s Show).
(Source: Cynopsis)

MTV Presents: A 2020 Grammy Celebration will premiere on Friday, January 24 at 9p, with encore airings throughout the weekend across MTV, VH1 and CMT. The one-hour countdown special will highlight the top categories and nominees while looking back at past performances. Featuring industry influencer Sway Calloway, the special will also include Grammys trivia.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WWE Superstars The Bella Twins go undercover at Las Palmas Middle School in Covina, Calif when Nikki and Brie Bella guest star in the premiere of Nickelodeon’s The Substitute on Friday, January 31 at 8p. Series features celebrities who are transformed by a team of Hollywood special effects artists to surprise unsuspecting kids in schools, camps and other locations.
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Joanna Vanderham (Warrior) will recur as a villain on season five of The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, premiering tonight….Damon Gupton’s time on CW’s Black Lightning is up, the actor announced on Twitter. “I was told Chief Henderson is not in the plans for Season 4 and I would be let go. My heart to a helluva hard working crew. Big praise to cast, writers, producers, staff, CW, WB,” he wrote…Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (Why Women Kill) will recur on CBS drama Tommy, arriving February 6…Also landing a recurring role is Australian actor Charles Jazz Terrier (Wentworth), in CW’s Legacies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Character actress Norma Michaels died January 11. She was 95. With credits including Highway to Heaven, Modern Family, Angie Tribeca and more, Michaels was best known to TV audiences as Josephine on King of Queens.
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