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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 1/26/21)
ABC: To Tell the Truth (Premiere) at 8pm
ABC: mixed-ish (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HBO: Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (Premiere) at 10pm
MTV: Teen Mom OG (Premiere) at 9pm 
NETFLIX: Go Dog Go (Premiere)
SCIENCE CHANNEL: Ancient Unexplained Files: Egypt (Premiere) at 9pm
TBS: The Misery Index (Premiere) at 10:30pm
TELEMUNDO: Exatlon Estados Unidos (Premiere) at 7pm
TELEMUNDO: La Suerte de Loli (Premiere) at 9pm
TELEMUNDO: Buscando a Frida (Premiere) at 10pm
CNBC: Streets of Dreams With Marcus Lemonis (Finale) at 10pm
HGTV: Fixer to Fabulous (Finale) at 9pm
PBS: PBS American Portrait (Finale) at 8pm

NBCUniversal and Twitter inked a multi-year agreement, expanding their partnership to bring NBCUniversal’s digital content to Twitter globally. The collaboration includes events such as highlights from the Golden Globe Awards; the Latin American Music Awards; the E! People’s Choice Awards; Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; sports and more. “With this strategic partnership, NBCUniversal’s leading video content meets Twitter’s worldwide reach, empowering marketers to connect with global audiences,” said Krishan Bhatia, President & Chief Business Officer, NBCUniversal. “The growth in digital viewing has been nothing short of explosive in recent years and together with Twitter, we’re helping our partners engage audiences in a brand-safe way—and shape key conversations as they unfold.”
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In more Twitter news, the company introduced “Birdwatch,” a section that allows people to identity tweets they believe to be misleading or false, and write notes that provide context. “We believe this approach has the potential to respond quickly when misleading information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable,” said Twitter VP of Product Keith Coleman. At first, the project will only be available to a small set of users.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Comscore announced a new cross-screen measurement system, “Movies Everywhere,” offering daily sales reports across release windows and platforms. Granular and advanced audience data will be connected across box office, transactional on demand video, OTT rentals and streaming views. With the business of movies in transition, the product is “an essential part in the creation of strategic initiatives and the decision-making process of companies across the entire entertainment ecosystem,” said Comscore.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC picked up a second season of “Weakest Link,” hosted and executive produced by Jane Lynch. The quiz show premiered in September, averaging 5.6 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among A18-49.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Budweiser is passing on the Super Bowl for the first time in 37 years, but Anheuser-Busch InBev is still in the game. The company bought ad time for Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade, Michelob Ultra and Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer, along with a corporate ad highlighting its commitment to making a positive change. The brewer said it will allocate the money that would have been spent on a Budweiser ad to support the Ad Council’s coronavirus vaccine education campaign.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The American Film Institute announced the recipients of AFI Awards 2020. TV winners include “Better Call Saul,” “Bridgerton,” “The Crown,” “The Good Lord Bird,” “Lovecraft Country,” The Mandalorian,” “Mrs. America,” “The Queen’s Gamibit,” “Ted Lasso,” and “Unorthodox.” AFI’s global Movie Club program will showcase the official selections beginning in February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Beginning April 8, new ABC series “Rebel,” created by Krista Vernoff and starring Katey Sagal, will replace “A Million Little Things” on Thursdays at 10p. AMLT will move to its original timeslot of Wednesdays at 10p to make room for “Rebel,” inspired by the story of Erin Brockovich.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s HiddenLight Productions nabbed series adaptation rights to “The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice.” The story of the female Kurdish militia who took on ISIS in Norther Syria comes from Gyle Tzemach, whose book will be published February 16.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Catalina Content is partnering with activist and producer Mira Sorvino, her husband, actor/ writer Christopher Backus and her sister, Amanda Sorvino for “Transformation Ranch.” The series will shine a light on the survivors of human trafficking as they make their way to Transformation Ranch in search of a breakthrough to get past their trauma.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A limited series based on author Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter in Paradise is in development at ABC. The series about a husband’s secret life and a wife’s new beginning comes from Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (“Mad Men”), Ellen Pompeo and her Calamity Jane production company, Andrew Stearn Productions and ABC Signature.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim”) landed the lead in Netflix prequel “The Witcher: Blood Origin.”…Constance Zimmer (“UnReal”) will recur and direct an episode of Freeform’s “Good Trouble.”… “The Good Wife” alum Alan Cummings will recur in season two of Fox’s “Prodigal Son.”…Ted Levine (“The Alienist”) has joined the cast of ABC’s “Big Sky” as a series regular…Ashleigh Cummings (“NOS4A2”) is onboard Amazon event thriller “Citadel” as a series regular…Scott Michael Foster (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) has been tapped for the season three cast of Netflix’s “You.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Despite reports of early talks at HBO Max for a Harry Potter series, Warner Bros. and the streamer issued a statement yesterday saying, “There are no ‘Harry Potter’ series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform.” Last week, Tom Ashcheim, President of Warner Bros. Kids, Young Adults and Classic, was put in charge of the Harry Potter franchise, contributing to speculation about Potter possibilities.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Film and TV production complex Raleigh Studios is now going to be run by Hackman Capital Partners and its MBS Group. “As the world’s leading independent owner and operator of studio properties, we are delighted for the opportunity to have forged this relationship with Raleigh Studios and the Rosenthal family, which has been an incredible steward of this property for 41 years,” said Hackman Capital Partners CEO Michael Hackman. “We are excited to become part of the legacy of this historic property.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The 2021 Billboard Music Awards is slated to air live on NBC on Sunday, May 23 at 8p. Dick Clark Productions is producing.
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“If I Can’t Have You: The Jodi Arias Story” premieres Friday, February 12 on discovery+. The special explores murderer Arias and the death of Travis Alexander.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s “Easter Basket Challenge” premieres Monday, March 1 at 10p. Contestants in the baking championship, hosted by Sunny Anderson, must interpret outrageous themes to create edible displays.
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Season three of “Crossing Lines” has its US debut on Ovation TV on Monday, February 8 as part of the net’s “Secrets and Crimes” programming block. The crime thriller had its first TV broadcast in Italy in 2013.
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Peacock struck a deal with the WWE that gives the streamer exclusive US rights to the WWE Network, staring March 18. “NBCUniversal has a long-standing relationship with WWE that began nearly 30 years ago with ‘Monday Night Raw’ on USA,” said Rick Cordella, EVP and CRO, Peacock. “WWE has always tapped into the cultural zeitgeist with spectacular live events and larger-than-life characters, and we are thrilled to be the exclusive home for WWE Network and its millions of fans across the country.” The WWE Network’s original and library content will live on Peacock’s $4.99/month premium tier.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BroadwayHD, the streaming service for live theater, will become home to the works of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Nine titles will debut on the service this month, with additional productions set to arrive on BroadwayHD in February and March.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Counting out-of-home viewing, CTV and networks, Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration drew an average 33.8 million viewers. During peak viewership from 11:45-12:15, about 40 million viewers were tuned in. The 2017 inauguration drew 30.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Ronald Reagan’s inauguration delivered a record 42 million viewers, while Barack Obama drew 38 million.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sunday’s AFC Championship Game on CBS scored a 9.3 rating among A18-49 and 33.01 million viewers in early Nielsens. Fox reported its afternoon Buccaneers/Packers match-up drew a 26.5/54 overnight rating.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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