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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (WEDNESDAY 1/20/21)
NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC: The Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. at 10am
NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC: Celebrating America at 8:30pm
CW: Riverdale (Premiere) at 8pm
CW: Nancy Drew (Premiere) at 9pm
HBO: C.B. Strike (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Daughter From Another Mother (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Spycraft (Premiere)
PBS: When Disaster Strikes (Finale) at 10pm

Ready to launch: ViacomCBS streaming service Paramount+ will debut in the US and Latin America on Thursday, March 4, with further international rollouts beginning March 25 in the Nordics. Paramount+ is a rebrand and expansion of CBS All Access, which debuted in 2014. The company is hosting an investor event offering an overview of its streaming strategy, including Paramount+, Pluto TV and Showtime OTT, on February 24.
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“At Home With Amy Sedaris” has been canceled by truTV after three seasons. The final season of the satirical variety series launches today, January 20 on truTV’s WarnerMedia sib, HBO Max.
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“You Bet Your Life,” hosted by Jay Leno and set to debut in fall 2021, is sold in 85% of the country. Launching on the FOX Television Stations, the revival is also sold on stations from other station groups, including Sinclair, Nexstar, Scripps, Meredith, Gray, McKinnon, Standard Media, Block, Sun Broadcasting and more. “One of my favorite things to do is to talk to regular people and draw humor out of them,” said Leno. “This is a comedy show wrapped in a game that allows me to do just that.”
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Fans of Netflix’ “Bridgerton” have reason to be optimistic. In a letter to shareholders, the streamer said, “This title has proven immensely popular and we’ll have some exciting news about ‘Bridgerton’ later this week.” The Shondaland drama, launched December 25, ranks as Netflix’s fifth biggest original series launch.
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ViacomCBS, AT&T and Comcast have joined the companies who are halting political contributions to lawmakers who objected to the certification of the electoral vote for Joe Biden, ahead of the storming of the Capitol. In a statement consistent with other participating companies, ViacomCBS said it supports peaceful civic engagement and the orderly transition of power, and therefore condemns the recent attack on the US Capitol, and has “paused contributions from our political action committee to members of Congress who voted against certification of the 2020 US Electoral College results.”
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Take that, TikTok: The CW App jumped to the #1 position in Apple’s top US free apps yesterday, as the net launches its new season. The rollout started with “Batwoman” and “All American,” continues today, January 20 with “Riverdale” and “Nancy Drew.” “Walker” and “Legacies” launch tomorrow, January 21. This is the third year in a row that The CW app climbed to #1 during its premiere week.
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President Donald Trump could be kicked out of SAG-AFTRA, reports Deadline, after a Tuesday special session of the union’s national board of directors was held, focused on the “Apprentice” star’s role in the violence at the Capitol. The board overwhelmingly found “probable cause” that Trump violated its Constitution – members can be suspended or expelled for “engaging in actions antagonistic to the interests or integrity of the union.” Next step is a hearing by SAG-AFTRA’s disciplinary committee.
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Social network Parler, which disappeared after Amazon Web Services terminated its hosting agreements, is back, albeit in stripped down form. The right-wing site was one of the platforms where Capitol rioters communicated before January 6. “Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds,” Parler co-founder and CEO John Matze posted on the site. “Despite the threats and harassment not one Parler employee has quit.” Reuters reported the IP address used by Parler is owned by DDos-Guard, a company controlled by two Russian men that has been linked to right-wing, racist conspiracy sites.
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Discovery is partnering with UNICEF USA to help get 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to frontline health care workers and vulnerable populations in 92 low-and middle-income countries. As part of its RISE (Reducing Inequality and Supporting Empowerment) Initiative, Discovery will donate $1 for every new discovery+ subscription purchased by a consumer to help fund UNICEF USA’s COVID-19 work. “Discovery has a long history of engaging our audiences to join us in giving back, which is one of the company’s core values,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Inc. “This innovative, new partnership gives discovery+ subscribers the opportunity to help UNICEF USA achieve its goal of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to underserved populations across nearly 100 countries.”
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The new episode of NBC’s “This Is Us” that was slated for last night was postponed due to COVID-related production delays, tweeted series creator Dan Fogelman yesterday. “But the next few are big ones, and we are close, so we hope you’ll hang in there with us,” he added.
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McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Holidate”) will direct the pilot for Disney+ series “Turner & Hooch,” a reboot of the 1989 film, as well as executive produce. The series from Matt Nix and 20th Television has a 12-episode order.
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ABC News is the latest to rejigger its Washington assignments as a new administration takes over. Cecilia Vega has been promoted to chief White House correspondent, and Jonathan Karl transitions to chief Washington correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week,” with plans for an interview show on ABC News Live. Mary Bruce will become senior White House correspondent; Rachel Scott shifts to Capitol Hill as congressional correspondent, and MaryAlice Parks will become weekend White House correspondent.
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Spectrum Networks is covering the Inauguration of Joe Biden across its 30-plus news networks. In addition to experts on the ground in D.C. are reporters in regional markets across the country to cover the issues on a state and local level.
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AccuWeather TV Network and AccuWeather.com are planning Inauguration Day weather coverage today at 7:40a and 6:40p, including forecasts and discussion of current and past inaugural weather-related events.
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Peacock renewed its “Saved by the Bell” reboot for a 10-episode season two. “Hopefully we stay on Peacock for many many more seasons, then in 30 years, somebody does a reboot of our reboot and invents the threeboot,” said writer and executive producer Tracey Wigfield.
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“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” was greenlit for a third season on BET. The series was the #1 new cable series for African Americans P18-49 in 2020.
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Also coming back for season three is TNT’s “Snowpiercer.” Season one of the sci-fi thriller debuted as the #1 new cable entertainment program, with 3.3 milion total viewers across TNT and TBS. Season two premieres Monday, January 25 at 9p.
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Estrella TV’s “Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro” landed a sophomore run. The talk show returns for season two Monday, January 25 at 9p.
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“The Muppet Show” begins streaming Friday, February 19 on Disney+. In addition to the first three seasons are seasons 4 and 5, which have never previously been released on home entertainment. The show, which premiered in 1976, includes guest appearances from Steve Martin, Elton John, Liza Minella, Alice Cooper, Julie Andrews and more.
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Sports docu-series “Bucket List,” following Brian Bosworth as he tours eight of the best destinations in college football, kicks off Monday, February 1 on Crackle. “Many never get to experience the greatness of the college football landscape,” said Bosworth. “There’s something to be said for the beauty of these stadiums and impressive programs, and ‘Bucket List’ is an inside look at some of the best.”
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Starz picked up British/New Zealand drama “The Luminaries,” based on Eleanor Catton’s book. The six-parter, starring Eve Hewson (“The Knick”) and Himesh Patel (“EastEnders”) as star-crossed lovers, will premiere Sunday, February 14 at 9:30p.
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“Bridge and Tunnel,” written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (“Saving Private Ryan”), premieres Sunday, January 24 at 9p on Epix. The dramedy series set in the 1980s revolves around a group of recent college graduates setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan, while still tied to their Long Island home town.
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French-Hebrew language psychological thriller “Possessions” debuts on HBO Max on Thursday, January 28. The Max Original International series tells the story of a young French expatriate in Israel charged with the murder of her husband on her wedding night.
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MeTV Network is offering a marathon of love-themed episodes of classic TV shows on Valentine’s Day, February 14, from 10-8p. The stunt starts with “The Flintstones,” and ends with “M.A.S.H.”
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Then again, who needs romance? Oxygen’s “Date with Death” Valentine’s Day weekend stunt will feature the two-night premiere of special “Lovers’ Lane Murders” (February 11 and 12) with former criminal prosecutor Loni Coombs, as well as new episodes of “An Unexpected Killer” (February 12), “Killer Motive” (February 13), “One Deadly Mistake” (February 13), “Snapped: Behind Bars” (February 14), and “Exhumed” (February 14).
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Bleacher Report and DraftKings are offering football fans a first glimpse at DraftKings’ Super Bowl prop bets in a new reveal show streamed live on the Bleacher Report app. “B/R Drop Zone: DraftKings Big Game Prop Reveal” features experts and celebrity guests, interactive segments, fan giveaways and a reveal of the most talked-about bets for the Big Game on Monday, January 25 at 6p.
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Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will perform the national anthem before the Super Bowl on February 7, and H.E.R. will sing “America the Beautiful.” Kickoff on CBS is 6p.
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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to “12 Mighty Orphans,” telling the true story of an underdog football team at an orphanage that went on to play for the Texas state championships. Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker, Treat Williams, Ron White, Scott Haze, and Robert Duvall star.
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MTV Documentary Films’ “A Life Too Short,” examining the 2016 honor killing of Pakistani activist Qandeel Baloch, and Tribeca Film Festival winner “My Father The Move,” premiere Friday, January 22 at 7p on Pluto TV.
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Netflix added 8.5 million subscribers in 4Q20 (versus a projected 6 million) for a global total of 203.7 million. Revenue was $6 billion, just above estimates; quarterly earnings per share were $1.19, down from an estimated $1.36. The streamer said it anticipates 2021 being break-even, and cash-flow positive beyond that, and might explore returning cash to shareholders through ongoing stock buybacks.
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Netflix’s “Lupin” is on track to beat the numbers for the streamer’s “Bridgerton” (projected to hit 63 million households in its first 28 days) and “The Queen’s Gambit” (62 million). Estimates have “Lupin,” the first French series to make it on Netflix’s top 10 list, reaching 70 million households in its first month. The streamer’s holiday films delivered, too, with “Holidate” drawing 68 million households in its first 28 days, and “The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two” attracting 61 million.
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The season three premiere of CW’s “All American” on Monday scored a series high 1.06 million viewers and 0.4 among A18-49.
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Monday night’s season premieres of 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Stargenerated a 1.2/7 rating and 7.0 million P2+ and 0.9/5 and 5.9 P2+, respectively, the top two scripted programs for the night and Fox’s most-watched Monday in nearly five years.
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Television executive Richard Lindheim died January 18 of heart failure. He was 81. Lindheim created the drama series “The Equalizer,” wrote and produced “B.J. and the Bear,” and helped shepherd shows including “Star Trek Voyager,” “Frasier,” and “Miami Vice,” among others, during his 40+ years in the entertainment industry.
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Comedy writer, producer and showrunner David Richardson died January 18 of heart failure, at age 65. Richardson worked on shows including “The Simpsons,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “The John Larroquette Show,” and recently worked on the final season of “F Is for Family.”
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Jennifer Bulvanoski, a “cherished teammate and a dearly beloved friend” of her colleagues at A+E Networks, where she was VP of Distribution, Distribution and Digital Content Licensing, passed away on January 11 after a year-long illness.
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