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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 12/18/20)
AMAZON: El Cid (Premiere)
DISNEY+: On Pointe (Premiere)
HGTV: You’ll Be Home for Christmas (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Guest House (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Premiere) (Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film)
NETFLIX: Sweet Home (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 12/19/20)
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: Kristen Wiig, Musical Guest: Dua Lipa (Premiere) at 11:30pm
FOOD NETWORK: Feasting With the Stars (Premiere) at 12pm

(SUNDAY 12/20/20)
ID: Doomsday: The Missing Children (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Unexpected (Premiere) at 10pm
CNN: This Is Life With Lisa Ling (Finale) at 10pm
DIY: Building Alaska (Finale) at 9pm 
Food Network: Candyland (Finale) at 9pm

“Condor” has flown to Epix for season two. Season one of the spy thriller from MGM Television and Skydance Television, which launched on now-defunct AT&T Audience Network, will premiere on Epix in early March, followed later in the year by its sophomore season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Kids Say the Darndest Things” is coming home to CBS. The show started as a segment on CBS Radio’s “House Party,” hosted by Art Linkletter, and ran from 1998-2000 on the Eye network, hosted by Bill Cosby. ABC gave the show a brief run from 2019-2020, with Tiffany Haddish as host. Haddish will return for the CBS revival. “Few things have more universal appeal and humor than the unfiltered honesty of a child, and the comedic genius of Tiffany Haddish takes that to the next level. It’s great to have ‘Kids Say’ back on CBS and part of our expanding alternative slate for 2021,” said Mitch Graham, SVP, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Peacock picked up “A.P. Bio” for an eight-episode season four. The comedy aired on NBC for two seasons, then jumped to the streamer.

HBO Max ordered a second season of holiday dating series “12 Dates of Christmas.” “12 Dates is the escapist holiday treat we all need right now,” said Jennifer O’Connell, HBO Max EVP of Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family. “In season one, we wanted to shake up the snow globe to combine everything we love about holiday romcoms with a clever dating show format and a wink at our audience. We look forward to doing more of the same in season two, with a continued emphasis on casting to represent diversity of experience!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Raising Kane:
 ABC is in early development of a primetime reboot of daytimer “All My Children,” which ran on the network from 1970-2011. “AMC” alums Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos – who met and married during their time on the soap – are executive producing alongside Andrew Stearn and Robert Nixon, son of series creator Agnes Nixon. In the sequel, a young journalist with a secret agenda comes to Pine Valley and becomes entangled in a feud between the Kane (as in Erica) and Santos clans.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Family Friendly Productions are hitching their wagons to a “Little House on the Prairie” reboot. The original series, based on the novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder, ran on NBC from 1974-82. Anonymous Content and Paramount Television Studios will serve as co-studios for the project.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime handed a series order to “Yellowjackets,” a survival drama starring Melanie Lynskey (“Castle Rock”), Juliette Lewis (“Camping”), Christina Ricci (“Z: The Beginning of Everything”), and Tawny Cypress (“Unforgettable”). Produced for Showtime by Entertainment One, Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight”) executive produces and directed the pilot.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Superstore” is ending with current season six, but the show might go on with a spin-off written by the NBC comedy’s co-executive producers, Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu. The project, “Bo & Cheyenne,” would star Nichole Sakura and Johnny Pemberton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

IPG Mediabrands announced the launch of TRAVERSE32, a development and entertainment company aimed at connecting film and television audiences with brands and creators. TRAVERSE32 Co-Founder Brendan Gaul, Mediabrands’ recently appointed first-ever Global Chief Content Officer, will simultaneously serve as its Global President. The new global entity will focus on the development, production and distribution of entertainment vehicles enabling brands to “utilize the art and power of storytelling in new ways.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MGM International TV Productions, Make It Happen Studio and France Television are partnering on “The Reunion.” The six-part drama written by Marston Bloom (“Selection day”) and based on Guillaume Musso’s bestselling novel La Jeune Fille et la Nuit tells the story of a glamorous high school girl who went missing 25 years ago in the French Riviera and three friends bound by a tragic secret. The English-language series is set to begin filming in 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Quintet Pictures has launched as a cross-platform production company focusing on the development of family-based film and TV content, including a live-action film of “Ivor the Engine.” The new venture was founded by writer, illustrator and producer Daniel Postgate; writer, producer and columnist Justin Pollard; and music-industry veterans Jessica Gerry and Alex Kennedy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Topic Studios struck a first-look deal with The Population (“I Carry You With Me”) covering film, TV, non-fiction and podcasts. “Topic Studios has a great track record of working with top talent across multiple formats and successfully supporting creators as they explore new mediums,” said Maria Zuckerman, EVP, Topic Studios. “In this spirit, we couldn’t be more excited and thrilled to collaborate with the gifted storytellers of The Population.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Apple TV+ greenlit “The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray,” starring and exec produced by Samuel L. Jackson. Walter Mosley, who wrote the novel on which the limited series is based, will write and executive produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comedian Heather McMahan is developing a comedy for Peacock based on her life. Produced by Annapurna Studio and Universal Television, “Good Grief” will follow three women adjusting to life after the patriarch of their family dies.
(Source: Cynopsis)

PBS history series “American Experience” launches a new season Monday, January 11 with a documentary about pioneering cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman, who laid the foundation for modern codebreaking.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix fantasy series “Shadow and Bone,” following a soldier and orphan with an extraordinary power, will make its debut in April 2021, announced the streamer.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science fiction thriller “Insomnia” premieres on Crackle on Friday, January 1. The eight-parter set in Moscow centers on twenty strangers from around the globe who are injected with a poison that will stop their heart if they fall asleep.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The debut of A&E’s “I Survived a Crime,” originally slated for January 27, has been moved to Wednesday, February 17 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel is presenting a marathon of natural history programs running Thursday, December 31 from 9a-11p, including episodes of “North America,” “Serengeti,” and “Expedition Unknown.” An all-day marathon of “Gold Rush” is set for Friday, January 1, followed by a new episode of the show, and the premiere of “Mystery at Frog Ranch” at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network special “Feasting With the Stars” premieres Saturday, December 19 at 12p, with chef Geoffrey Zakarian cooking with pals like Neil Patrick Harris and Katie Couric.
(Source: Cynopsis)

True crime thriller “Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard” looks into the life and sexual assault and trafficking allegations brought against Canada’s “King of Polyester,” starting Friday, February 12 on discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genius Brands International has licensed streaming and VOD rights to “The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss” from The Jim Henson Company. The show is now available on Kartoon Channel!.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO Max grabbed US rights to preschool series “Love Monster.” The show premiered on UK’s CBeebies in late January.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Russell Hornsby (“Fences”) and Steve Harris (“The Practice”) landed series regular roles in Starz drama series “Black Mafia,” from Curits “50 Cent” Jackson (“Power”) and writer/EP Randy Huggins (“Power”)…Adam Rayner (“Tyrant”) has joined the cast of “Superman & Lois” as Morgan Edge. The superhero series makes its debut Tuesday, February 23 at 9p on CW…Michael Stuhlbarg will appear as a series regular in Hulu limited series “Dopesick,” based on the bestseller by Beth Macy.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” and “Gold Rush: White Water” broke ratings and viewership records for the season on December 11. “Gold Rush” was the #1 program on all of television among Men, delivering the highest rated episode this year among P25-54 (1.61 rating); M25-54 (2.06 rating); and among Total Viewers P2+ (3.09m million). “Gold Rush: White Water” scored its highest rated episode this year among A25-54 (1.12) and M25-54 (1.40).
(Source: Cynopsis)

As 2020 winds down, Food Network currently ranks as the #1 non-news/non-sports cable network among W18-49 in Total Day in 4Q20, and #2 non-news/non-sports cable network among P25-54 and W25-54. Time Spent Viewing in 2020 hit all-time highs with the third quarter notching the network’s highest TSV in network history in Live+3. Discovery sib Cooking Channel is on track to have its highest-rated year in Live+3 in network history in both Prime and Total Day for P25-54 (+15%, up +14% versus year-go), W25-54 (+13% ,up +5%) and M25-54 (+15%, up +22%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Viewership for Univision’s weekday news shows increased 19% among A18-49 and A25-54 in 2020. Across social and digital platforms, unique visitors grew +29% versus 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $310 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 $304 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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