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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 12/22/20)
NETFLIX: Lovestruck in the City (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Rhyme Time Town Singalongs (Premiere)
ABC: The Bachelorette (Finale) at 8pm
CW: Swamp Thing (Finale) at 8pm
Fox: Next (Finale) at 8pm

CBS ordered five more episodes of Chuck Lorre’s “B Positive,” securing it a full season. Through its first five episodes, the freshman comedy has averaged five million viewers and 0.6 among A18-49 on Thursday nights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Joe Exotic has filed a complaint with the Justice Department, demanding that the DOJ submit a petition to President Trump for the incarcerated “Tiger King” star be considered for a pardon. The “gay, gun-toting, redneck” (his words) is serving a 22-year sentence for animal abuse and attempting to put a hit on his rival, Carole Baskin.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Congress’ new COVID-19 relief package includes a measure that would make it a felony to operate a pirated streaming service. Penalties for those who “willfully, and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain, offer or provide to the public a digital transmission service” of unauthorized movies and TV shows includes prison time.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision Communications is planning a new Spanish-language streamer, reports Bloomberg News. The service would reportedly be more extensive than Univision Now, launched in 2015.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Genius Media Group, The Nation Company and The Progressive have brought an antitrust lawsuit against Google for alleged anticompetitive conduct in the online display advertising market. “Google has achieved and maintained a monopoly or near-monopoly in that marketplace by erecting a toll bridge between publishers and advertisers and charging an unlawfully high price for passage,” say the companies in a class-action complaint. “Specifically, Google’s Ad Server – the software or code that publishers use to make critical decisions about advertising content – imposes anticompetitive rules and conduct that artificially warp the channels through which publishers sell their ad placement inventory.” Sweepstakes Today filed a similar lawsuit, charging Google with competitive interference “to benefit its own properties and harm rival publishers.” Google is also facing lawsuits from 48 attorneys general, which the company said it will fight.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Democratic contenders Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have spent $94.2 million and $64.7 million, respectively, on the hotly contested special election US Senate races in Georgia as of December 11, reports AdImpact. Republican incumbants David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler have spent $43.5 million and $47.6 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox Corp. and Sinclair inked a multi-year renewal for Fox affiliates in 25 markets. “These renewals reflect the mutually beneficial network-affiliate model, which integrates the network’s primetime and sports programming with our stations’ local news and syndicated content,” said Barry Faber, President of Distribution and Network Relations for Sinclair.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Book of Boba Fett” is a separate series, not the third season of “The Mandalorian,” revealed executive producer Jon Favreau on Monday’s “Good Morning America.” Teased at the end of “The Mandelorian” season two finale, details were not shared along with the streamer’s other recent announcements because “we didn’t want to spoil the surprise,” said Favreau. Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen will star in the spin-off, reprising their roles as Boba Fett and assassin Fennec Shand, with Favreau exec producing with Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez. The series is expected to drop in December 2021; production on season three of “The Mandelorian” will begin as soon as “The Book of Boba Fett” is complete.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Inkwell,” a drama from Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz (“Antebellum”) and their Gloaming Productions, has been put in development by HBO Max.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ will include a slate of nature documentaries and specials at launch on Monday, January 4. Among the offerings: five-parters “A Perfect Planet,” narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and “Mysterious Planet,” narrated by David Schwimmer, as well as the US premieres of “Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure” and “The Impossible Row.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Rolling Stone Magazine: Stories From the Edge” premieres on AXS TV on Wednesday, January 6 at 9p. Narrated by Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”), the six-parter looks at the last 50 years of American culture through the lens of the music magazine.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Amazon set programming on Prime Video and Twitch for its “NFL Holiday Blitz,” leading up to the exclusive stream of the San Francisco/Arizona Cardinals game on Saturday, December 26. NFL-themed programming across Prime Video, Twitch, and social media will feature analysts, NFL alums and pop culture figures, and on Christmas Day, Prime Video and Twitch will stream the Minnesota Vikings-New Orleans Saints game (Fox and the NFL Network will air the game on linear TV).
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One has a premiere date for documentary “Unsung Presents: Music & the Movement,” celebrating the power of Black music. The show debuts Monday, January 18 at 8p, with part two airing at 9p. “Music is the heart and soul of Black culture – giving life to our experiences, voice to our stories and growing power out of our pain,” said Cathy Hughes, Chairwoman, Urban One, Inc. “Every melody, lyric and rhythm artfully depicts the layers of Black diversity, scope of black creativity, and depths of the complexity of our people.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Year-end special “Peace Out 2020” premieres on Facebook Watch on Tuesday, December 29 at 12p, highlighting memorable and meme-able moments from the year many would like to forget. Keke Palmer (“Hustlers”) and YouTube personality David Dobrik host.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Good Trouble” will be back for season three on Freeform on Wednesday, February 17 at 10p. The season two finale of the drama aired in March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC ranks #1 in primetime among W25-54/18-49/18-34 in cable for 2020, thanks in part to “90 Day Fiancé,” the gift that keeps on giving. The franchise set record-breaking seasons, with each core series posting single to double-digit increases among key women demos. “Darcey & Stacey” was cable’s highest rated first season series among women; averaging 2.6 million P2+ viewers, the spin-off made TLC the #1 cable network on Sunday nights.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animator Doug Crane died December 17 from cancer. He was 85. The Clio Award winner was an animator for Terrytoons, Hanna-Barbera, MTV and Filmation, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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