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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/19/21)
AMC+: The Night Caller (Premiere)
SUNDANCE NOW: The Night Caller (Premiere)
CMT: Skyville Live (Premiere) at 9pm
NAT. GEO.: Life Below Zero: Next Generation (Premiere) at 8pm
NETFLIX: Hello Ninja (Premiere)
DIY: Grand Designs: Unbelievable Builds at 9pm

The number of US SVOD subscriptions hit 233 million by December 2020, according to Kantar’s Entertainment On Demand. HBO Max had the biggest share of new SVOD subscriptions in the quarter, with 19.2%. “The data suggests the decision to simultaneously release ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to HBO Max alongside Movie Theaters has been a sound one,” said Dominic Sunnebo, SVP, Kantar’s Worldpanel Division. “41% of new HBO Max subscribers in Q4 cited specific content is their key motivator for signing up, an increase from 32% the previous quarter, with ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ the key title for 1 in 5 of these new content-driven subscribers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox reality series “Game of Talents” will launch in March, airing Wednesdays at 9p, after “The Masked Singer.” Wayne Brady hosts and executive produces the show, based on Fremantle’s international format that has contestants guessing performers’ hidden talents.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The BBC’s “Peaky Blinders,” which airs on Netflix in the US, will end with upcoming season six – but is it really the end? “We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it,” said creator and writer Steven Knight. “While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Coca-Cola is benching itself for this year’s Super Bowl, to “ensure we are investing in the right resources during these unprecedented times,” said the company. Last year Coca-Cola spent $10 million on ads during Fox’s broadcast of the big game, according to Kantar. PepsiCo earlier said it was not running spots for Coke rival Pepsi, instead “doubling down” on the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Garth Brooks is joining Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez to perform at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ swearing in ceremony tomorrow, January 20 at the Capitol building. “This is not a political statement, this is statement of unity,” said Brooks during a press conference. “This is kind of how I get to serve this country.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix scored the most nominations for the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards, with 26, thanks to hefty hauls for “The Crown” and “Ozark.” Nominations for HBO and HBO Max totaled 24. Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek,” which swept the comedy categories at the Emmys, landed five nods.
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CBS News is the latest to revamp its D.C. team leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden as president. Among the moves: Nancy Cordes will become chief White House correspondent; Ed O’Keefe takes the role of senior White House correspondent and political correspondent, and Weijia Jiang will be senior White House correspondent. “I have taken a fresh look at the needs in D.C. and feel confident that we are putting the right team in place for success,” said CBS News EVP and Washington bureau chief Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews. “Our priorities: to break news, provide the audience with original reporting and context and lead the way among our peers.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new series based on You author Caroline Kepnes’ book Providenceis in development at Peacock. Sera Gamble will write with “You” writer Neil Reynolds; Warner Bros. is the studio.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Into the woods: Bear Grylls has two new Netflix interactive specials in the works. First up is “Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Interactive Movie,” in which viewers determine which actions Grylls takes as he tracks escaped animals, on Tuesday, February 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“This Is Us” director and executive producer Ken Olin and one of the NBC drama’s stars, Justin Hartley, have optioned the right to 2019 novel The Never Game. Hartley’s ChangeUp Productions and Olin’s Afterportsmouth Productions will develop and produce the project with their deals at 20th Television.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Larry Teng (“Nancy Drew”) inked a new overall deal with CBS Studios, calling for him to direct pilots and series, and create, develop and produce new projects.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Luke James was upped from recurring to series regular on season four of Showtime’s “The Chi.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“The Vaccine: Conquering Covid” premieres Sunday, February 21 at 8p on Discovery and discovery+, and will air the next night at 9p on Science Channel. The special will feature Dr. Anthony Fauci, among other health experts.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Retired Tennessee Titans football players Brian “Rak” Orakpo and Michael “Griff” Griffin, aka “The Cupcake Guys” – who went viral after a national commercial campaign – star in “Cupcake Guys Training Camp.” The one-hour special is executive produced by Michael Strahan and premieres Saturday, February 6 at 1p on Food Network. “The Cupcake Guys captivated us with their national commercial where the big guys donned pink aprons and decorated little cupcakes – and we’ve been wanting to get an inside look at their business ever since,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS’s “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials” is set for Wednesday, February 3 at 8p. The interactive countdown special will also be available on CBS All Access.
(Source: Cynopsis)

An FETV Valentine’s stunt begins with “Cara Mia, Mi Amor! An ‘Addams Family’ Marathon” on Sunday, February 7 from 5-11p, and continues with special sweetheart episodes of “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” and “Perry Mason” the week of February 8. The event concludes on Valentine’s Day, Sunday February 14, with “Our Harts to Yours: A ‘Hart to Hart’ Marathon” from 2-8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix NASCAR comedy series “The Crew,” starring and executive produced by Kevin James (“The King of Queens”), premieres Monday, February 15.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Docu-series “Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers” makes its debut on Amazon’s free streaming service, IMDb TV, on Friday, February 26. Executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, the six-parter follows six players on a high-profile high school basketball team.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season two of Tyler Perry’s “The Oval” launches on BET on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:30p, following Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play” at 8p. “The Oval” moves to its regular 9p time slot the following week.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Crikey! It’s the Irwins” is back for season three on Sunday February 7 on discovery+. A sneak peek of the premiere episode will air on the show’s original home, Animal Planet, after “Puppy Bowl XVII” on Sunday, February 7 at 5p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” kicks off season eight on Sunday, February 14 at 11:30p. “Let tomorrow be about solutions. Today is about vengeance,” said the host in a trailer for the new season.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Across the first two weeks of 2021, HGTV ranked as the #1 non-news/sports network during Total Day for W25-54, P2+, and P18+ in Live+3 Nielsens. In Prime, HGTV ranked as the #1 non-news/sports network among P2+, fueled by “Home Town,” “Celebrity IOU,” and “Flip or Flop.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Fox’s “The Great North” posted a 2.0 Live+SD rating and 5.9 million total viewers in its post-NFL airing on Sunday, making it this season’s #1 comedy telecast in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UPtv reports it ended 2020 ahead with W25-54 delivery up +25% and HH delivery +38% versus 2019 with YOY growth in all four quarters of 2020. UPtv’s year-end holiday programming drew 22 million viewers in Live+7 Nielsens, while Christmas movies wrapped 2020 up +11% in W25-54 delivery versus year-ago and +9% in HHs.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix’s “Selena: The Series” was watched by 25 million householdsglobally in its first 28 days, reported the streamer. “Bridgerton” is expected to hit 63 million households in its first month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Editor/producer Neil Mahoney died suddenly on January 7. He was 43. Mahoney’s credits include “Drunk History,” “Funny or Die Presents” and “Portlandia,” among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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