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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/5/20)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Dallas (Premiere) at 9pm
BRITBOX: Traces (Premiere)
FOOD NETWORK: Chopped: Grudge Match (Premiere) at 9pm
HISTORY: The Proof Is Out Thereat (Premiere) at 10pm
NBC: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: History of Swear Words (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Gabby’s Dollhouse (Premiere)
PBS: PBS American Portrait (Premiere) at 10pm
HGTV: Fixer to Fabulous: Life on Marrs (Finale) at 8pm
TLC: Welcome to Plathville at 10pm

The NCAA announced it will host its entire 67-game March Madness basketball championship in four venues in Indiana, a move that cuts back significantly on travel amid the Covid-19 health crisis. The organization said it is working with local officials to determine the feasability of having fans attend games. “The 2021 version of March Madness will be one to remember, if for no other reason than the uniqueness of the event,” said NCAA SVP Basketball Dan Gavitt. “We are making the most of the circumstances the global pandemic has presented.” CBS Sports and Turner Sports will continue to distribute games across TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV and their digital platforms. Last year’s tournament was canceled due to Covid-19; until then the championship had taken place every year since its inception in 1939.
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Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” has taken the crown from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which ended in 2019, as the world’s most-pirated show, according to TorrentFreak. Also in the top ten: Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” HBO’s “Westworld,” Amazon’s “Vikings,” CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Picard,” Cartoon Network’s “Rick & Morty,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” HBO’s “The Outsider,” and the CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash.”
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Google employees announced plans to unionize with the Communications Workers of America Local 1400. The stated goal of the Alphabet Workers Union, open to temporary and full time workers, is to protect members from issues including pay disparity and retaliation.
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CBS News’ Mark Strassmann has been named “Face the Nation” senior national correspondent. Strassmann is also senior national correspondent for CBS News and will continue contributing reporting across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, in addition to regularly reporting for “CBS News Sunday.”
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MSNBC anchor Jonathan Capehart joins PBS NewsHour as a regular contributor. He will provide political analysis and commentary alongside New York Times columnist David Brooks for Friday discussion segment “Brooks & Capehart.” Capehart succeeds Mark Shields, a PBS NewsHour regular for over 33 years before stepping down last month.
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A new version of a 2018 Chris Rock stand-up special drops on Netflix on Tuesday, January 12. “Chris Rock: Total Blackout, The Tamborine Extended Cut” will include additional set content, as well as behind-the-scenes footage. “It’s a Netflix special. Not a normal, not a routine. It’s a special,” said Rock in a trailer for the show.
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Maple vodka grilled peaches, anyone? Guests offering recipes on discovery+ cooking series “Mary McCartney Serves It Up,” launching Thursday, February 4, include Cameron Diaz, Dave Grohl, Kate Hudson, Gayle King, Nicole Riche, Mark Ronson and Liv Tyler. “With the help of a few friends, I want to show that meat free eating can be varied, delicious and accessible to everyone,” said McCartney.
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HBO grabbed North American TV and streaming rights to six-part Scandinavian drama series “The Investigation,” exploring the complex real-life investigation surrounding the 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. The limited series debuts Monday, February 1 at 10p. Meanwhile, HBO Max will be the exclusive US home to WarnerMedia Germany’s “Arthur’s Law,” set to premiere Thursday, January 7In the German-language dark comedy, an unemployed man plots his obnoxious wife’s death.
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Season two of “Crossing Lines” makes its US premiere Monday, January 11 at 7p on Ovation TV. The crime drama starring Donald Sutherland and William Fichtner returns for season three in February.
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AccuWeather is celebrating National Weatherperson’s Day from Monday, February 1, through Friday, February 5 (the official date) by highlighting historical heroes from meteorology, as well sharing how AccuWeather broadcast and behind-the-scenes meteorologists were inspired to pursue their career.
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Outdoor Channel’s “The Fishmonger,” exploring how fish make to it dinner plates despite government regulations, economic downturns and the pandemic, premieres Monday, March 1 at 7:30p.
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ESPN’s first “MegaCast” of Sunday’s NFL Wild Card playoff gamebetween the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans will stream on ESPN, ABC and NFL digital properties, as well as air on Disney networks ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, Freeform and ESPN Deportes. The event will include a halftime performance by DJ Khaled airing on Freeform, during a network watch party aimed at luring younger viewers.
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Slack suffered a global outage as employees returned to work on Monday. The problem was reported around 10a, and service began to resume for some users around 12:20p. The office chat app, used by over 750,000 companies, is being acquired by Salesforce in a $27.7 billion deal.
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ViacomCBS inked a new distribution agreement with Hulu that adds more content from its portfolio of networks to Hulu’s live TV subscription streaming service, Hulu + Live TV. The deal includes continued carriage of CBS broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, and The CW, as well as continued distribution of ViacomCBS’ premium subscription service, Showtime. Added to the offering are BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, VH1, CMT, Nick Jr., TV Land, BET Her, MTV2, NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic.
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Quibi is in advanced talks to sell its content catalogue to Roku, according to the Wall Street Journal. The short-lived short-form service, launched in April, announced in October it was shutting down.
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NBCUniversal wrapped 2020 with two networks among the top 5 ad-supported cable nets in A18-49 ratings: Bravo and USA. Bravo boasted the most series (6) in the top 20 reality programs across linear, and USA’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” was the #1 most social primetime series in all of television, excluding kids.
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The January 1 season 13 premiere of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” drew a record 1.3 million total viewers across VH1, the CW, MTV, MTV2, PopTV and Logo. VH1 claimed 525,000 of the total haul, followed by the CW with 478,000.
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Fox’s “Call Me Kat” debuted in a special post-“The OT” Sunday slot to 5.4 million viewers and 1.3 rating among A18-49, in early Nielsens. The final season premiere of the net’s “Last Man Standing” delivered a series low 2.4 million viewers and 0.5 in the demo on Sunday; both shows move the their regular Thursday berths on January 7.
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