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FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/22/21)
AMAZON: 3 Caminos (Premiere)
APPLE TV+: Losing Alice (Premiere)
AWESOMENESS TV: Noah Beck Tries Things (Premiere) at 7am
DISNEY+: Pixar Popcorn (Premiere)
HBO: Painting With John (Premiere) at 11pm
HULU: The Sister (Premiere) 
LIFETIME: Little Women: Atlanta (Premiere) at 9pm
NETFLIX: Blown Away (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Busted! (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Fate: The Winx Saga (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Jurassic World: Camp Crustaceous (Premiere)
PBS: In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl (Premiere)

(SATURDAY 1/23/21)
LIFETIME: Salt-N-Pepa (Premiere) at 8pm
AMC+: A Wild Year on Earth (Premiere)
EPIX: The Eisen Hour (Premiere) at 10pm
OXYGEN: Killer Motive (Premiere) at 6pm

(SUNDAY 1/24/21)
BYUTV: Grace Notes (Premiere) at 12pm
CW: Charmed (Premiere) at 9pm
Epix: Bridge and Tunnel (Premiere) at 9pm
Science Channel: If We Built It Today (Premiere) at 8pm

Netflix’s buzzy “Bridgerton” has been renewed for season two. News of a new chapter for the Shondaland period drama came in the form of a letter from the show’s narrator, Lady Whistledown, who wrote, “This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season. I have my pen ready to report on any and all of his romantic activities.” Series creator Chris Van Dusen confirmed Lady Whistledown’s report. “We left [Lord Anthony] at the end of the first season at a bit of a crossroads, so I’m looking forward to jumping in and discovering how he fares in the marriage market,” Van Dusen said on “Today.” As for whether the Duke and Duchess of Hastings, focus of season one, will return, Van Dusen said, “I hope so…I think they will always be a part of the show.” Filming starts this spring in the UK.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michelle Pfeiffer will play Betty Ford in Showtime anthology series “The First Lady” (wt). Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) is executive producing via JuVee Productions, and starring as Michelle Obama. Susanne Bier (“The Undoing”) will direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

CBS Sports will stream the Super Bowl across multiple platforms, including CBS All Access (rebranding to Paramount+ on March 4). “We’re excited to broaden the availability of our Super Bowl LV stream this year, and we look forward to building on the incredibly strong momentum NFL football is driving on CBS All Access as a cornerstone of the extensive live sports offerings available on the service,” said Jeff Gerttula, EVP and GM, CBS Sports Digital. Kickoff is Sunday, February 7 at 6:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A judge rejected Parler’s request for a preliminary injunction to require Amazon Web Services to reinstate its hosting contract with the app. AWS canceled its services on January 10, citing numerous examples of violent threats after the attack on the Capitol. “The Court is not dismissing Parler’s substantive underlying claims at this time,” ruled the judge. “Parler has fallen far short, however, of demonstrating, as it must, that it has raised serious questions going to the merits of its claims, or that the balance of hardships tips sharply in its favor. It has also failed to demonstrate that it is likely to prevail on the merits of any of its three claims; that the balance of equities tips in its favor, let alone strongly so; or that the public interests lie in granting the injunction.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Independent Spirit Awards, which traditionally take place the Saturday before Sunday’s Oscars telecast, this year will be held on Thursday, April 22, ahead of the Oscars on April 25. The ceremony is also moving from a lunch to a 10p timeslot, broadcast on IFC. Nominations, which will include several new television categories, will be announced Tuesday, January 26 at 10a.
(Source: Cynopsis)

With theaters doing scant business, Sony sold worldwide rights to animated feature “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” to Netflix. The film from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller last had an opening date of October 23, which was canceled.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Evening still “reigns supreme” for catching up with news events, said Nielsen in a report about local news viewing, adding that even on January 6, the day of the Capitol riots, which saw widespread spikes in ratings across broadcast and cable networks, “the timeline of viewing looked more traditional in nature, as the ratings were at their highest in the early evening.” In Washington, D.C., local ratings were 43% higher on January 6 compared with January 5, versus the 30% jump that national broadcast news experienced.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A prequel to “Game of Thrones” is in development at HBO, reports Variety. The series would be adapted from George R.R. Martin’s “Tales of Dunk & Egg.” Another GOT prequel, “House of the Dragon,” is expected to premiere in 2022.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Religion of Sports (“Shut Up and Dribble”) has launched a scripted film and television department, headed by Ryan Stowell, most recently SVP of Production at Scott Free Productions. Religion of Sports was founded by filmmaker Gotham Chopra, Michael Strahan and Tom Brady.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spotify inked a multi-year partnership with filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Queen Sugar”). DuVernay will produce exclusive scripted and unscripted original audio programming through ARRAY, her multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. “Recognizing the undeniable power of voice and sound, I’m thrilled to extend ARRAY’s storytelling into the realm of podcasts,” said DuVernay.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Writer Jaquen Castellanos (“The Affair”) signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios. Castellanos will develop and create content for Prime Video.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ViacomCBS International Studios’ new slate of content was unpacked during VIS President JC Acosta’s NATPE address. Among the highlights: “Electric Years,” set in Europe in 1968 during the student revolution; true crime series “The Gold,” about one of Britain’s most notorious criminal investigations; and “Dr. Balli,” a series based on the life of the murderous doctor who was the inspiration for Hannibal Lecter.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Chad,” a single-camera comedy centered on a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy as he navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular, makes its series debut on TBS Tuesday, April 6 at 10:30p. The net’s animated “American Dad” returns Monday, April 19 at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Four-part prank series “Double Cross With Blake Griffin” airs on truTV Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20 at 5:30p and 6p. Another newcomer, magic series “Big Trick Energy,” debuts Thursday, April 22 at 10:30p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TLC set four reality show season premieres: “Sister Wives” on Sunday, February 14 at 10p; “Outdaughtered” on Tuesday, February 23 at 8p; “Seeking Sister Wife” on Sunday, February 28 at 9p; and “Return to Amish” on Monday, March 22 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“One Week to Sell,” following a designer who takes on lagging listings and makes them market-ready on a small budget, debuts on discovery+ on Wednesday, February 3. “Aliens in Alaska” premieres on the streamer Monday, February 15, offering new evidence of out-of-this-world activity.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN’s “Queen Sugar” is back for season five on Tuesday, February 16 at 8p, with stories touching on the pandemic, Black Lives Matter and the lead-up to the elections.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC’s reboot of “To Tell the Truth” returns for a new season Tuesday, January 26 at 8p, with celebrity guests Jimmy Kimmel, Andrea Savage and Sherri Shepherd.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” is back for season 27 on HBO Tuesday, January 26 at 10p. A companion podcast, “The Real Sports Podcast,” will be available the week of January 26, hosted by segment producer Max Gershberg.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Discovery+ has acquired “They Call Me Dr. Miami,” about a controversial plastic surgeon who livestreams graphic procedures. The Cargo Film & Releasing documentary, originally produced for Canada’s CBC, will launch Thursday, February 11.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Vice grabbed rights to documentary “The Toxic Pigs of Fukushima,”following the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. The film’s name refers to wild boars, poisoned by radiation from a nuclear accident caused by the earthquake, that roam the streets.
(Source: Cynopsis)

British drama “The Beast Must Die,” commissioned by BritBox, has been acquired by AMC Networks. The revenge thriller will air on AMC and AMC+ later this year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The AccuWeather TV Network will air “Forecasting Phil: The AccuWeather Spring Preview” on Wednesday, January 27 at 9p. The special features a panel of meteorologists debating whether Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow on February 2. Also on hand: Stephen Tobolowsky, who played Ned Ryerson in 1993 film “Groundhog Day.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

HBO’s “Fake Famous” explores the industry of social media influencers by casting three people with small followings, then buying them fake followers and bots to engage with their social media. The doc debuts Tuesday, February 2 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The swearing in of President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris on Wednesday drew 40 million viewers across ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, up 29% from the inauguration in 2017. Among news nets, CNN had 9.07 viewers, versus 6.14 for MSNBC and 2.57 million for Fox News.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Ratings for NBC’s broadcast of “Celebrating America” from 8:30-10p on Wednesday averaged 3.85 million viewers and 0.8 among A18-49 in fast affiliate numbers, followed by ABC’s 3.65 million and 0.6. CBS drew 3.06 million viewers and an 0.4 rating for the special, while Fox’s telecast of “The Masked Dancer” at 9p delivered 2.7 million viewers and 0.6 in the demo.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MOVIES
Fatale – Michael Ealy, Hilary Swank, Mike Colter, Kali Hawk, Sam Daly

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $970 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 $20 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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