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ON TELEVISION (FRIDAY 1/29/21)
APPLE TV+: Palmer with Justin Timberlake (Premiere)
AMAZON: The Great Escapists (Premiere)
DISCOVERY+: Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (Premiere)
HULU: Jann (Premiere)
LIFETIME: Little Women: Atlanta Unfiltered (Premiere) at 9pm
MOTOR TREND APP: Top Gear America (Premiere)
NETFLIX: We Are: The Brooklyn Saints (Premiere)
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Fright Club (Premiere) at 9pm

(SATURDAY 1/30/21)
LIFETIME: Wendy Williams: The Movie (Premiere) at 8pm
LIFETIME: Wendy Williams: What A Mess! (Premiere) at 10pm
CINELATINO: Calle Augusta (Premiere) at 11pm
COMEDY CENTRAL DIGITAL: Blark and Son (Premiere)
NAT. GEO. WILD: Heartland Docs (Premiere) at 10pm
SNAPCHAT: Ryan Doesn’t Know (Premiere)
NBC: Saturday Night Live – Host: John Krasinski, Musical Guest: Machine Gun Kelly (Premiere) at 11:30pm

(SUNDAY 1/31/21)
HBO: Axios (Premiere) at 6pm
HBO: The Lady and the Dale (Premiere) at 9pm
PBS: The Long Song on Masterpiece (Premiere) at 10pm
SHOWTIME: Desus & Mero (Premiere) at 11pm
DISCOVERY: Alaska: The Last Frontier (Finale) at 8pm

James Goldston is stepping down after seven years as President of ABC News, and 17 at the network. “It’s a really tough decision…but in recent times I’ve always assumed that after this extraordinary election cycle, which we’ve covered at a full sprint for four years, it would be time for a change,” he said in a note to staff. “After a great deal of reflection over the last few months, I’m ready for a new adventure….It’s been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to lead ABC News.” Goldston’s last day will be March 31.
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Syndicated daytime talker “Nick Cannon” will launch nationally in fall 2021. Initially scheduled to make its debut in 2020, the Debmar-Mercury show was put on pause after “The Masked Singer” host drew criticism for comments made during his podcast that were deemed anti-Semitic. “It’s been a longtime dream of mine to host my own daytime talk show and that I’m able to do this in New York City, bringing daytime television back to the place that has fostered generations of talent, is very special to me,” said Cannon, who is also an executive producer. Fox Television Stations remain the anchor group.
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Usage of “The Office” among Peacock users is high – maybe even higher than it was on Netflix, said NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell during the company’s 4Q20 earnings call. While Shell didn’t offer numbers (though Parrot Analytics reports that the first 3 days on its new home, demand for “The Office” was 39% higher compared to the last day it was available on Netflix), he said the comedy is driving viewership of other series, including “Parks & Recreation” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” “It’s kind of an ecosystem,” said Shell. “We can cross-promote people into different things.” As for quarterly data, Comcast reported Peacock has 33 million subscribers, up from 22 million last quarter, and revenue of $27.71 billion, beating analyst estimates. Broadcast TV revenue fell 12% versus the prior year.
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Fox News Media has signed civil rights lawyer Leo Terrell as a contributor. Terrell will provide commentary and analysis across all platforms, including Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.
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Season three will be the last for Disney XD’s “Big Hero 6: The Series,”with the show finale set for Monday, February 15. A spin-off, “Baymax!”, is in the works at Disney+, eyeing a 2022 debut.
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Streaming services accounted for the most 2021 GLAAD Award nominations – 58 – with Netflix leading the pack at 26. Cable shows received a total of 29 nods, and broadcast earned 14. Winners will be announced in April.
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Lily Collins (“Emily in Paris”) and Daveed Diggs (“Snowpiercer”) have been handed the task of announcing the nominees for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Thursday, February 4. They’ll break the news on the SAG Awards’ Instagram account.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Nicole Kidman is attached to star in and executive produce via her Blossom Films, a series for Amazon Studios based on the Norwegian film “Hope.” The project is being adapted by Alice Bell, who will also EP.
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Cream Productions announced the commission of “Bathsheba” from Blue Ant Media. The horror documentary special traces paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren back to the 1970s, and their encounters with Bathsheba Sherman, a 19th-century ghost. “Bathsheba” is helmed by an all-female creative team with Sunny Grewal (“History Erased”) as series producer, director and writer; Alexandra Pozdeeva (“Psycho Goreman) as production designer; and documentary filmmaker Robin Bicknell (“Haunted Hospitals”) as consultant. “Women are prime consumers of content, but they’re woefully underrepresented behind the camera,” said Kate Harrison Karman, President of Cream Productions. “With ‘Bathsheba,’ we are committing to change that narrative.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Noah Baumbach inked a deal with Netflix that will have him exclusively write and direct films for the streamer. “When I started in the film industry I dreamed of having a home. It took me about 25 years but it was worth the wait,” said Baumbach, whose “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” and “Marriage Story” were Netflix projects.
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Robert Irvine (“Restaurant: Impossible”) and Tom Farrell are co-producing “Hell or High Seas,” a 90-minute documentary film following a Navy veteran and an author in search of healing. Irvine and Farrell will also serve as executive producers; the film’s primary production and post-production company is FreshFly.
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UK filmmaker Philippa Goslett (“Mary Magdalene”) has taken over as showrunner for HBO sci-fi drama “The Nevers,” replacing Joss Whedon. Whedon left in November, saying he was unable to meet “the physical challenges of making such a huge show during a global pandemic.”
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Casting notes: Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”) will take over the lead role in Amazon thriller “The Power” that was originally cast with Rainn Wilson. Filming delays caused by the pandemic forced Wilson to drop out…Jaime Ray Newman (“Little Fires Everywhere”), Andrea Frankle (“Irresistible”) and Will Chase (“Nashville”) will recur on Hulu limited series “Dopesick.”…Zach Braff (“Scrubs”) is joining Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) in Kenya Barris family comedy “Cheaper by the Dozen,” in the works at Disney+.
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New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight will star in HGTV’s “Farmhouse Fixer,” debuting Wednesday, March 3 at 9p. “Restoring the American farmhouse is not just a hobby for me – it’s my passion, my obsession and I’ve been doing it for more than 25 years,” said Knight. “It’s so easy to just go knock down an old house. It’s way harder to renovate them so that families can enjoy them for years to come.”
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The second half season one of Netflix hit “Lupin” will arrive this summer. About 70 million households are projected to have watched the French series since its January 8 debut.
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Showtime’s “City on a Hill” starts its sophomore run on Sunday, March 28 at 10p, sliding to the 9p timeslot on April 18. Season two of the drama focuses on a federal housing project plagued with violence and a distrust of law enforcement.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Mystery thriller “The Head” premieres on HBO Max on Thursday, February 4. Originally produced in Spain, the six-episode drama is set in an isolated Antarctic research station with a killer on the loose.
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The 20th and final season of E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premieres Thursday, March 18 at 8p. The reality show first aired in 2007.
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Disney+’s first original series, “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,”premieres Friday, March 26. Emilio Estevez is reprising the role he played in the 1992 film; Lauren Graham (“Parenthood”) also stars.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Ryan Doesn’t Know,” hosted by Ryan Reynolds, premieres on Snapchat on Saturday, January 30. Reynolds will attempt activities like ice sculpting, latte art, and axe throwing.
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Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg (“Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”) will host “Puppy Bowl XVII,” streaming on discovery+ and airing Sunday, February 7 at 2p on Animal Planet.
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In partnership with Showtime and L’Oreal Paris, Black Beauty Roster will host a virtual event to discuss topics facing Black creatives working in beauty and entertainment. Gabrielle Union, founder of haircare line Flawless by Gabrielle Union, will share her experiences in the industry during a fireside chat at the event, taking place February 28.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Spectrum is celebrating Black History Month with an On Demand collection of movies, musical and comedy specials and documentaries highlighting African American cinema and culture. The On Demand categories begin February 1 with Black Musicians, featuring Jennifer Hudson’s performance in “Dreamgirls,” “Hustle & Flow,” and Spike Lee’s “Mo’ Better Blues,” as well as Black Heroes, featuring documentaries “MLK/FBI” and “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” and the “12 Years A Slave,” among others.
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“OWN Spotlight: (In)Visible Portraits” from thought leader, artist and storyteller Oge Egbuonu, premieres Tuesday, March 2 at 9p. The documentary is a celebration of Black women sharing their stories of struggle and resilience.
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Documentary “Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage” premieres Wednesday, February 10 at 8p. Executive produced and narrated by “GMA” anchor Robin Roberts, the History Channel special explores the legacy of America’s first Black military pilots.
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The CW and Meredith Corporation are royally re-teaming for two new one-hour specials. “People Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream,” following you-know-who’s first year in America, premieres Tuesday, March 30 at 9p. “People Presents: William & Kate’s Royal Anniversary,” celebrating the Cambridges’ 10-year anniversary, is set for Thursday, April 29 at 8p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Norman Lear is set to receive the Carol Burnett Award at the 78th Annual Golden Globes ceremony, airing Sunday, February 28 at 8p on NBC. “His career has encompassed both the Golden Age and Streaming Era, throughout which his progressive approach addressing controversial topics through humor prompted a cultural shift that allowed social and political issues to be reflected in television,” said Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Ali Sar. “His work revolutionized the industry.”
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Nat Geo WILD special “Pristine Seas: The Power of Protection,”following a team of scientists as they travel the globe to save the ocean, premieres Monday, February 22 at 8p.
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The Decades Network is honoring Cloris Leachman with episodes of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” featuring her character, Phyllis, on Monday, February 1 at 2p and 2:30p. At 9p, Decades will air an interview from Leachman’s 1971 appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show.” Leachman died January 27 at age 94.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Also remembering Cloris Leachman is Antenna TV, with a marathon of episodes of “The Facts of Life” featuring the actress, from noon-6p on Saturday, January 30.
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Special “Reddit Revolt,” focused on Redditors and retail investors taking Wall Street by the horns, airs on Cheddar today at 11a. Legal experts will discuss the class action lawsuits taken against financial services companies like Robinhood, and a roundtable of market experts will offer updates from Wall Street and predictions for the future of stock shorting and retail investing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Telemundo’s triple premiere night on Tuesday delivered more than 7.1 million engagements among linear, digital and social platforms, fueled by the debuts of two original scripted series, “La Suerte de Loli” and “Buscando a Frida.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Children’s TV pioneer Sonny Fox died January 24 of complications related to COVID-19. He was 95. In addition to kids’ series “Wonderama” and “Let’s Take a Trip,” Fox guest-hosted “The $64,000 Challenge,” “The Price Is Right,” and “To Tell the Truth.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $25 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 $30 million

Powerball is played in 43 states.

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