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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/8/20)
APPLE TV+: Dickinson (Premiere)
CW: Whose Line Is It Anyway (Premiere) at 8pm
DISNEY+: Marvel Studios: Legends (Premiere)
HGTV: Self-Made Mansions (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Pretend It’s a City (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Lupin (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (Premiere)
UP TV: 800 Words (Premiere) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 1/9/20)
AMC +, SHUDDER, SUNDANCE NOW: A Discovery of Witches (Premiere)
OXYGEN: Florida Man Murders (Premiere) at 7pm and 8pm

(SUNDAY 1/10/20)
BYUTV: Holly Hobbie (Premiere) at 7:30pm
HBO: Tiger (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece (Premiere) at 9pm
SHOWTIME: The Circus (Premiere) at 8pm
STARZ: American Gods (Premiere) at 8pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Mountain Monsters (Premiere) at 10pm
THE WEATHER CHANNEL: Highway Thru Hell (Premiere) at 8pm

Facebook is blocking the President’s accounts through at least the end of his term. “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post. “Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.” Facebook, along with Twitter, first blocked the president’s accounts on Wednesday, after the storming of the Capitol; on Thursday, streaming platform Twitch disabled the president’s account, and Shopify closed its online stores tied to the president.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The E.W. Scripps Co. has closed its acquisition of Ion Media Networks in a deal that combines Ion with the Katz networks and Newsy. “This is a historic and transformational moment for Scripps that strengthens our leadership position in broadcasting and accelerates our multiplatform strategy,” said Scripps President and CEO Adam Symson. “Bringing our networks together with Ion will create a formidable national television business focused on connecting with audiences and advertisers in the rapidly evolving media landscape while fueling our company’s future growth.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBCUniversal and Charter Communications struck a multi-year distribution deal for the NBCU portfolio that gives Spectrum broadband and video subscribers a free trial for Peacock Premium. Charter will also distribute the Peacock app through its Spectrum Guide platform in the future.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The American Advertising Federation introduced a new brand identity with the slogan, “The unifying voice for advertising.” The move is aimed at giving the 115-year-old trade association a “new outlook and direction,” said President/CEO Steve Pacheco.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The news industry was slammed with 16,160 job cuts across broadcast, digital and print in 2020, according to a study from Challenger, Gray & Christmas – almost 200% more than the year prior, and 13% higher than the previous high in 2008. May saw the biggest cut, with 8,091 layoffs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The deadline for submissions for the Producers Guild of America’s Innovation Award, honoring the production of a noteworthy, impactful new media program that significantly elevates the audience’s viewing experience, is February 28. Programs released between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021 are eligible.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC has put in development “Ties That Bind,” a drama based on Seven Studios’ Australian miniseries “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business,” from writer Deirdre Shaw (“Bluff City Law”), Keshet Studios and Universal Television. In the soapy thriller, three women make a promise to one another that leads them to embark on dangerous secrets that threaten to implode their lives.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A comedy based on Norwegian format “The Games” is in development at CBS. The series, centered on a family whose daily life is commented on by sideline sports reporters, comes from Dan Kopelman (“Me, Myself & I”), Kapital Entertainment, Michael Strahan and his SMAC Entertainment, New Media Vision, Red Arrow Studios International and CBS Studios.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Courteney Cox is returning to Facebook Watch for season three of her weekly docuseries about pregnancy, “9 Months with Courteney Cox.” The social experiment from AMPLE Entertainment and Cox’s Hopper Productions features a diverse group of people self-documenting their pregnancy journeys.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Chris Mason (“Broadchurch”) is joining the season five cast of CW’s “Riverdale,” as the controlling and jealous husband of Veronica. He’ll be introduced in Episode 4…Rebekah Graf (“S.W.A.T.”) will recur in CW’s “Walker.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

redknot, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery, has greenlit season two of “Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe.” Production on the new season of the animated preschool show begins in spring 2021, for launch on Treehouse in Canada and Discovery Kids in LATAM.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In a redesign, Facebook dropped the “like” button from pages used by creators and public figures. “We are removing Likes and focusing on Followers to simplify the way people connect with their favorite Pages,” explained the social media company. Changes also include a new look updated navigation and a new Q&A format.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Blockbuster film “Captain Marvel” makes its television debut on Sunday, January 10 at 8p on TNT. Leading up to the premiere, TNT will air a DC movie marathon including “Justice League,” “Suicide Squad,” “Batman Begins,” “Wonder Woman,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Man of Steel.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of TV One true crime series “ATL Homicide” kicks off Monday, January 25 at 9p, following homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez tackling killer cases in the Peach State.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fuse’s “True Dating Stories” recreates real-life dating disasters starting Tuesday, February 9 at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The transformations of pint-sized beauty queens are revealed in discovery+ three-part special, “Toddlers & Tiaras: Where Are They Now,” starting Thursday, January 21. The original series aired on TLC from 2009-2013.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Thriller “Black Water: Abyss” will be exclusively available for free on Crackle beginning Thursday, January 21. The film centers on a group of thrill-seeking friends in Australia trying escape killer crocodiles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Cozi TV remembers the late Tanya Roberts with a three-hour special on Saturday, January 9 at 3p, with “Charlie’s Angels” episodes featuring the actress. Roberts passed away January 4 at age 65.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CNN had its most-watched day ever on Wednesday, topping the charts with its coverage of the storming of the US Capitol. The news net drew 8.2 million viewers in primetime on Wednesday, followed by 7.4 million for MSNBC and 5.8 million for NBC. In Total Day, CNN averaged 5.2 million viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Live with Kelly and Ryan, with appearances by Mariah Carey and Alanis Morissette on its “Home for the Holidays” episode December 22, finished first in talk for five weeks in a row the week ending December 27 with a 2.1HH rating. In second and third place were Dr. Phil (1.5, down 21%) and Kelly Clarkson (1.0, down 17%).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Its annual “Countdown to Christmas” event made Hallmark Channel the most-watched entertainment cable network among W18+ in Q4 for the seventh consecutive year. Hallmark Channel was also the most-watched among W25-54. For the full year, the network ranked as the #2 most-watched entertainment cable among Women 18+ and Total Viewers in Total Day, ranking #1 on weekends.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Sports’ telecast of “Major League Fishing” on December 13 delivered more than 1.8 million total viewers P2+, increasing its average audience impressions by more than 300,000 in the demo compared to its December 15, 2019 telecast.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $510 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 $470 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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