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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 1/13/21)
ABC: Call Your Mother (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HBO Max: The Event (Premiere)
HGTV: House in a Hurry: Unpacked (Premiere) at 8:30pm
HULU: Everyone Is Doing Great (Premiere)
LIFETIME: Married at First Sight (Premiere) at 8pm
TBS: Full Frontal (Premiere) at 10:30pm
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Orange County (Finale) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Trafficked (Finale) at 9pm

Univision plans to dive into the streaming pool with PrendeTV (“turn on”), targeting the US Hispanic audience with free, Spanish-language programming. Set to debut in the first quarter, the service will feature premium and exclusive content, including curated Spanish-language series, movies and more. “PrendeTV is unlike anything our audience has access to today and will completely change the landscape for video streaming in Spanish-language media in the United States,” said Univision CEO Wade Davis. “We are focused on bringing new ways for our advertisers to reach the US Hispanic audience and, importantly, PrendeTV will be a critical part of our strategy to grow the scope of our business partnerships with our key distributors.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC Sports has cut ties with NHL analyst Mike Milbury, who was suspended in August for “insensitive” comments he made about women on-air. “We are grateful to Mike for all of his contributions to our coverage for 14 years,” NBC Sports said in a statement. “But he will not be returning to our NHL announce team. We wish him well.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s hit Tyler Perry series “The Haves and the Have Nots” will end with its current season eight. “’The Haves and the Have Nots’ was the first scripted drama we aired on OWN, and to say it took off from the first day it hit the air is an understatement,” said Oprah Winfrey. “It’s all due to one man’s creativity and very vivid imagination, a man I refer to as my ‘big little brother,’ Tyler Perry.” The final batch of eight episodes start airing in May.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ovation TV acquired US broadcast rights for season two of “Riviera,”which has Will Arnett, Juliet Stevenson and Poppy Delevingne joining the cast. The second season of the Sky original will air on Ovation in May 2021.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Golden opportunity: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association named Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of filmmaker Spike Lee with producer Tonya Lewis Lee, as the 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors. The two will assist with duties during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony and work to raise awareness around a philanthropic cause of their choosing. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the awards are slated to air on NBC Sunday, February 28 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC placed three series orders: Comedies “American Auto,” from Jason Spitzer (“Superstore”) and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, and “Grand Crew,” from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” team Phil Augusta Jackson and Dan Goor, and drama “La Brea,” from David Applebaum and Keshet Studios. All will be produced by Universal Television. “Our driving force has always been to seek out talented storytellers who have a strong point of view,” said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content. “While these shows are very different thematically , what they have in common is a unique voice, excellent world building, and compelling storytelling.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Procedural “Acts of Crime” landed a pilot pickup from ABC. Sam Esmail (“Mr. Robot”) is writing, directing and producing the project, from UCP and ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Landmark Studio Group (“Willy’s Wonderland”), a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, company, announced the development of a new Crackle Plus original series, “Inside the Black Box,” created by acting coach Tracey Moore, Joe Morton (“Scandal”), Rachel Weintraub (“The View”), and David Kolin. The series will focus on BIPOC artists reflecting on how their skin tones influenced their journey to success.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hasbro and Beau Willimon and Jordan Tappis’ Westward, with Entertainment One, are taking a chance on a scripted TV adaptation of the board game Risk. Willimon (“House of Cards”) will write and oversee production of the series. Hasbro acquired eOne in 2019.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Smoakland,” centered on the visionary of a cannabis company, has been put in development at Freeform. The project comes from writer Jewel Coronel (“The Chi”), Zahir McGhee (“Scandal”), Yara Shahidi (“grown-ish”) and Kari Shahidi’s 7th Sun Productions, and ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix dropped a sizzle reel on films coming out in 2021, with the streamer planning new movies every week. Among the highlights: First-time director Halle Berry starring as a former MMA fighter in “Bruised”; a Black western, “The Harder They Fall,” starring Regina King, Zazie Beetz and Idris Elba; and Benedict Cumberbath, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons in “The Power of the Dog,” directed by Jane Campion.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Changing the channel: Theresa Caputo moves to discovery+ from TLC for a new season of “Long Island Medium: There In Spirit,” premiering on the new streaming service Friday, Febuary 5. The season features celebrity readings from stars including Rosario Dawson, Meghan Trainor, Carmen Electra, Garcelle Beauvais, Howie Dorough, Whitney Thore and Darcey and Stacey Silva, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Freestyle Digital Media landed rights to “Afro-Latinx Revolution: Puerto Rico,” a documentary from Natasha S. Alford, VP of Digital Content & Senior Correspondent, theGrio. In the film, Alford explores the complexities of Black identity for Afro-Puerto Rican residents, as well as racial discrimination and economic inequality.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day for TV customers with an On Demand collection of movies highlighting African American cinema, including the late Chadwick Boseman’s portrayals of baseball great Jackie Robinson in “42” and the first Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall.” Movies are available in the Spectrum On Demand portal under the category “MLK Day.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV One honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the premiere of “Unsung Presents: Music & The Movement” on Monday, January 18 at 8p. The special remembers artists and songs that have provided a soundtrack to the fight for justice and equality.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Temptation Island” is back for season three on USA Network on Tuesday, February 16 at 10p, with four couples ready to put their relationships to the test.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Charles Payne will host “The Future of Capitalism” today, January 13 at 2p, during Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne.” The virtual town hall will focus on the incoming administration’s economic policies and the impact potential new regulations will have on the free market.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new reality show from a TikTok star is on the way from ViacomCBS studio Awesomeness. “Noah Beck Tries Things,” which follows Beck after his move to LA to be a full-time content creator, launches Friday, January 22 at 7a on AwesomenessTV’s digital platforms.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Lifetime set premiere dates for its Winter 2021 Ripped from the Headlines true crime slate, airing Saturdays from February 13-March 13. Kicking things off: “Death Saved My Life,” starring Meagan Good (“If Not Now, When?”), followed on February 20 by “The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice,” starring Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nat Geo’s Heartland Docs, DVM returns Saturday, January 30 at 10p, with a veterinarian couple tending to all manner of ailing creatures.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV5Monde USA, in partnership with UniFrance, will offer 8 US premieres on TV5Monde’s Cinema On Demand platform starting Friday, January 15. Selected from feature and short films showcased in the MyFrenchFilmFestival, all films are subtitled in English and available through April 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coverage of the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend on CBS and Nickelodeon scored an average 30.65 million viewers across both networks. Sunday’s telecast on Nickelodeon was the network’s most-watched program among total viewers in nearly four years, delivering 2.06 million viewers (P2+), up +245% versus the comparable window a year ago.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Part one of HBO docu-series “Tiger” drew 639,000 total viewers across platforms on Sunday, the best performance for an HBO Sports documentary since 2018. The two-parter focuses on the rise, fall and rise of golf phenom Tiger Woods.
(Source: Cynopsis)

On Saturday night, Univision’s live coverage of Liga MX delivered an average audience of 897,000 Total Viewers 2+, 474,000 A18-49 and 196,000 A18-34.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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